EU Commits To Creating Single Data Protection Law Across The Continent

The new European commissioner with responsibility for data protection has outlined her desire to introduce the Data Protection Regulation that would create a single law covering the entire continent. During a speech at the fifth Annual Data Protection and Privacy Conference in Brussels, the new commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality, Věra Jourová, outlined her wish to continue the initiative begun by previous justice commissioner Viviane Reding. “The proposed Data Protection Regulation will do away with 28 differing national laws, and provide a single set of rules on data protection valid across the EU,” she said. “The consensus is that the odds of Europe adopting the Regulation in 2015 are very high, which will trigger the countdown to transposition,” he said.


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