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EU ministers agree compromise on data protection regulation

Monday 15 June 2015 | 16:39 CET | News
EU ministers have reached an agreement on reforming data protection regulations, opening the way for negotiations with the European Parliament on the final legislation. Designed to replace the existing data protection directive from 1995, the new law aims to give consumers greater control over how their personal data is used, especially online. The proposal also extends EU regulations to businesses based outside the region and handling data on EU residents. The law upholds the 'safe harbour' system for transferring data on EU subjects to non-EU countries. These countries must show they offer

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