Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday January 25, 2012

Proposal Made for Sweeping Data Protection in EU

The European Commission is proposing new consumer data protection policies that include "right to be forgotten."

The Commission said the proposal would safeguard people's privacy and save companies money, but some business interests have already said they will lobby for changes. If the directive is ultimately adopted, it would update one from 1995, when fewer than 1 percent of Europeans used the internet. To take effect, it needs the approval of the European Council آ— the 27 European Union heads of government آ— as well as the European Parliament.