5 October 2010 - The European Commission presents its plan to amend the legislative framework for data protection

The European Commission unveiled its Communication for a new Data Protection Directive, which has been given the name of "A comprehensive strategy on data protection in the European Union". This Communication is intented to be the first step in revising the 1995 Directive as to meet new challenges emerging from new technologies such as social networking. 

Following reactions to this Communication, an impact assessment as well as a legislative proposal should be presented in 2011.

Download the Communication.



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