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Europe Data Protection Digest | Voss: Proposed GDPR Too Backward Looking Related reading: Council of State to examine Belgian DPA reform bill



In a post on the European People’s Party web site, German MEP Alex Voss, shadow rapporteur to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), argues that while the GDPR will almost certainly be better than the current Directive, “this structure is no longer the right response to the digital revolution.” Rather, he argues, “it has missed the obvious objectives: the necessary course toward the protection of our privacy” while preserving a welcoming of digital innovation. Unfortunately, writes Voss, the GDPR retains the philosophy of the last century and the “disruptive thinking” of the new century isn’t being either embraced or accounted for by “the ideologically predisposed who want to protect us from all the ‘evil world’ of data processors.” Meanwhile, V3 looks at how IoT firms will be affected by the proposed GDPR and explores the “fundamental change” the GDPR will represent in how firms handle data breaches.
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