The European Commission has confirmed that while it will release plans for a review of the Data Protection Directive this year, the proposed new law itself will not be published until next year. OUT-LAW.COM reports that a spokeswoman has said the commission is taking time to consider 160 responses from public consultations, noting the process could not be a short one because the changes EU Commissioner Viviane Reding is seeking are significant. "Commissioner Reding envisages it as a bit more than simply 'an amendment'... It is rather an overhaul because the idea is to integrate data protection for law enforcement purposes into the new framework," the spokeswoman said.
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