The Publication of the New EU Data Protection Directive, Delayed

The details of the reform of the Directive 95/46/EC was supposed to be published in November. But a representative of the European Commission announced last week that the publication will be delayed.

Matthew Newman, a spokesperson for European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding, told the IAPP Europe Data Protection Digest that “this is a comprehensive reform” and the timing for publication is “within 20 weeks.” 

In a speech in May, Reding boiled down the reform to “four important changes,” including making the directive enforceable for countries outside the EU that “target” EU citizens; including “data protection by design;” revising the rules on adequacy as well as streamlining and strengthening “procedures for international data transfers,” and the creation of a “mechanism” for third-country providers–possibly an “EU Safe Harbour system.”

Read more about the reform HERE.

 

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