A Global Standard for Data Protection Law

What happened

Strong and effective data protection law is a necessary safeguard against industry and governments' quest to exploit our data. A once-in-a-generation moment arose to reform the global standard on data protection law when the European Union decided to create a new legal regime. PI had to fight to ensure it wasn't a moment where governments and industry would collude to reduce protections.

In January 2012, the European Commission published a proposal to comprehensively reform the European data protection legal regime. This consisted of a Regulation that covered general data processing (known as the GDPR - the General Data Protection Regulation), and a brand new Directive for the police and justice sector (known as the Law Enforcement Directive).


Posted on May 25, 2020

by Jos

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