New Data Protection Regulation, February 2012


On 25 January 2012, the European Commission outlined its proposals for a radical overhaul of data protection rules in the European Union. The proposed law will increase compliance obligations of companies with the possibility of the imposition of fines of up to 2% of global turnover of the offender. With these new rules the Commission aims to develop a more coherent and unified data protection law throughout the EU.

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