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Is the EU’s use of regulations becoming a trend?

Practical Law Company - What do ICT standards, data protection and financial services have in common?  They are examples of what arguably is becoming a trend by the EU institutions to use regulations, rather than directives, as the preferred form of harmonising legal instrument.  

In this post, Elisabetta Rotondo of Kemp Little LLP looks at the reasons why regulations may be preferable for the EU institutions and also warns of the dangers that the use of a regulation poses for the approach to ICT standards that the UK has adopted. For a more detailed overview of the issues and arguments, please see Elisabetta’s in-depth article on the use of regulations.