Europe Under Review


Over the next few weeks we will be going back to data privacy basics. We will be comparing current data privacy laws and best practice in the EU with the proposed new state of play under the draft Data Protection Regulation.

The draft Regulation, which has received a lot of publicity already, is likely to transform data privacy in Europe. The aim of the draft Regulation is to create a future proofed and harmonised set of privacy rules across all European member states. Since the first draft of the Regulation, the content has been under much scrutiny; with lobbyists, national data protection authorities and parliamentary committees suggesting countless changes. With the final detail still to be determined, it seems that the Regulation is here to stay. Certainly it is time to check on progress. See our blog post of 12 March below for the latest developments.

In our eight-part “Europe Under Review” blog posts, we will cover topics such as registration, data collection, accuracy and proportionality, data retention, data security, international data transfers, privacy governance and individual rights.

Keep an eye out for our first “Europe under Review” blog post on the topic of registration this week.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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