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January 29, 2012

EU-Proposed New Data Privacy Laws to Impact U.S. Internet Giants

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By: Fahmida Y. Rashid, eWeek

The unveiled rules for the EU’s data privacy law revamp includes 24-hour breach notification, appointing a data protection officer and required user consent for online data access. The European Commission on Jan. 25 unveiled its proposed changes to existing data privacy laws that would force Internet companies to better protect user information or face fines. The European Commission introduced new rules to update the 17-year-old data privacy laws to better protect Internet users on Jan. 25. The laws are intended to improve online defenses that protect children from online predators, simplify data protection laws across all European Union countries and reduce bureaucracy.

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