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ICT sector finds regulation too prescriptive

Europolitics, January 26, 2012

Manon Malhère

The draft regulation on personal data protection, presented by the European Commission on 25 January (see Europolitics 4350), is far too prescriptive, says the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector. The industry obviously appreciates the Commission’s determination to improve harmonisation of national data protection legislations, which will help reduce administrative and financial burdens on companies. But the text is seen as imposing too many rules on companies in terms of how they collect, store and manage data (eg the obligation to obtain the explicit consent of the individual concerned before re-using the data, the overly broad definition of data protection or the obligation to provide detailed documentation on data and evaluations)... Read Full Story >>

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