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An online forum of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Privacy and Information Security Committee

EU Data Protection Watchdog Supports Data Breach Notification Law

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This blog post relays the recent opinion by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) in favor of the EU enacting data security breach notification laws.

The EDPS recently adopted an opinion on the European Commission’s proposal to amend the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications, commonly known as "the ePrivacy Directive." If enacted, the proposed amendment to the ePrivacy Directive (a revised Article 4) would implement the first pan-European data breach notification requirement (even if somewhat limited by U.S. standards).

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Author: ABA Antitrust

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