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EU Parliament rubber-stamps 'irreversible' data protection reforms

The Register - EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding scored an important victory in the European Parliament today after securing support for a rewrite of the 28-nation bloc's data protection laws.

Proposed changes to the DP Regulation secured 371 politicos in favour, 10 against and 22 abstentions. Altogether 276 MEPs voted for the DP Directive while 30 of them abstained.


In a baffling move to win over businesses operating in the EU, Reding said: