The new EU data protection framework: uniform, prescriptive and ambitious – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 5th, 2012 in data protection, EC law, news, privacy by tracey

“These are truly exhilarating times for the data protection world. Viviane Reding’s recent announcement of the Commission’s proposal for a fully harmonised European data protection framework had the connotations of an Olympic opening ceremony – the years of hard work in preparation for this moment, the sense of achievement in the face of challenge and the triumphant belief that something memorable is going to come out of this. Only the big drums and the flame were missing. The jury is now out but this is without a doubt the most significant global legislative development affecting the collection, use and protection of personal information of the past 15 years.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd March 2012