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IDG Contributor Network: The impact of the new Trans-Atlantic privacy law

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    After 20 years of relative calm regarding the handling of personal data of EU citizens by U.S. companies, events over the past six months have instigated widespread reform. While the resolution is yet to be confirmed, the building blocks for a modern, cross-border data privacy agreement have begun to take shape.

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    In 1995, the European Commission issued the EU Data Protection Directive, which at the time revolutionized the concept of personal information data protection. While components of the directive have demonstrated strong foresight, the need to update several of the directive’s provisions has grown glaringly apparent.

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