EU agrees draft text of pan-European data privacy rules

The new data privacy laws comprise of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the use and privacy of EU citizens’ data, and the Data Protection Directive, which governs the use of EU citizens’ data by law enforcement.

The new privacy regulations aim to create strong data protection law for Europe’s 500 million citizens, streamline legislation between the 28 member states pushing a digital single market and boost police and security cooperation. It is set to replace the outdated patchwork of national rules that have only allowed for small fines in cases of violation.

 

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: data protection, General Data Protection Regulation, EU law, legislation, privacy

Posted on Wednesday 16 December 2015

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