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Posted in International/EU Privacy

New Article by Hogan Lovells Partner Examines Proposed EU Regulation

On February 13, 2012, Paris Office partner Winston Maxwell published in the French trade journal Edition Multimedi@.  His article examines the European Commission’s proposed regulation on data protection, focusing on:

  •  the Commission’s choice of a Regulation as opposed to a Directive,
  •  the new obligations that would be imposed on companies including
    • the accountability principle;
    • Privacy by Design; and
    • the obligation to conduct privacy impact assessments (PIA) for certain kinds of processing. 

The article describes:

  •  the proposed changes to the rules on applicable law, which are designed to bring certain non-European websites within the scope of European privacy rules;
  •  the proposed "right to be forgotten";
  • and the right to data portability. 

The original French version of the article, published in Edition Multimedi@, is available here.