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New EU legal privacy framework: we're not kidding

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago

Privacy 2

An anonymous reader writes "Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission announced a new regulation for data privacy in Europe which will replace a 1995 Directive. Recently, privacy laws have been under a lot of criticism for their practical inability to ensure a high level of protection to EU citizens. The new data privacy framework will bring a lot of changes: 24 hours security breach notifications, mandatory security assessments, end of notifications to local data privacy agencies, mandatory data protection officers and huge administrative fines: up to 2% of the annual worldwide turnover (that would have meant 1.2 Billion $ for Microsoft in 2008 !). Indeed that’s "the necessary 'teeth' so the rules can be enforced"."

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24 hours to notification, not a good idea... (1)

superono007 (2560767) | more than 2 years ago | (#38817791)

Most companies won't even have time to patch the security flaw before having to tell all their clients about it. A good way to bring more hackers in...

Commission defines state of the art of security (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38817925)

I read : The Commission will specify what constitutes the state of the art in terms of security. Do they even have security gurus & geeks over there ? I thought only Schneier did ;-)
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