Europe passes new law safeguarding citizens` data

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 14:38

London: Europe has approved the new data protection law after politicians voted overwhelmingly in favour of new laws safeguarding citizens` data.

The new Data Protection Regulation was approved with 621 votes for, 10 against and 22 abstentions.
Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who first proposed the law, said that the reform was a necessity, and now it is irreversible.

According to the report, she said that strong data protection rules must be Europe`s trademark, adding that after the US data spying scandals, data protection is more than ever a competitive advantage.

First Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 14:38
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