Tim Ring reports:
Europe’s long-awaited new data protection law – which would protect people’s privacy but could also cost British businesses millions in fines – may be delayed until 2016, partly because of resistance by the UK Government.
That’s the warning last week from MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, vice chairman of the European Parliament committee overseeing the bill.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to be finalised by the end of 2015 – but failure to agree the new rules is leaving European citizens exposed to snooping from foreign and European intelligence agencies and companies, Albrecht said.
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