Brussels Brief - European Commission Issues Strategy for “Modernised” Data Protection Rules

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The European Commission recently issued a detailed strategy underlining its revision – and modernisation – of EU data protection rules.

The strategy document issued on 4 November is essentially a roadmap for EU policy changes in data protection, and follows a public consultation that initially began in 2009 to review the current legal framework – in place since 1995. According to the strategy document, the next generation of EU data protection rules will be drafted with the aim of achieving five distinct policy goals.

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