The European Parliament has voted − by an overwhelming majority − to significantly overhaul current EU data protection laws.
A single data protection law looks set to replace the existing patchwork of national laws. The new law will impact almost every business operating within the EU and, consequently, many businesses outside the EU.
The UK is recognised as having some of the weakest and abused data protection laws in Europe, but things are about to change.
In January 2012, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the data protection framework.
The Regulation will establish one single data protection law across all EU Member States. This will be a major benefit for international businesses and other organisations, which currently have to grapple with 28 different national laws.
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