Blog: Data protection: Reflections on the EU entering the digital age

After almost 5 years, it’s finally happened. Today the European Parliament (EP) signed off without rejections on the EU’s new data protection package.

Negotiated in countless sessions between Commission, Council and Parliament, it includes the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector, replacing legislation written when computers were running Windows ’95 and global internet penetration stood at around 1%.

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