The Review of the EU Data Protection Framework: A quick guide to EU lawmaking

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It has been more than two years since the review of the EU data protection framework officially started. Despite several announcements from the European Commission (“Commission”) and growing expectations from the business sector, the publication of the draft law has been continuously delayed. The European Commission has said it plans to publish its proposal by the end of January 2012.1 Timing has become a key factor in the review. But there is still a long way to go before any proposal becomes law. The process of adopting EU laws is lengthy, complex, and sometimes unclear for businesses established outside the EU.

Below we outline the main stages that govern EU lawmaking procedures to help organizations prepare for when changes to EU data protection laws are likely to become effective.

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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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