New EU data protection regulation to create a uniform set of rules

New EU data protection legislation, informally agreed on 15 December and backed by Civil Liberties MEPs on 17 December, will create a uniform set of rules across the EU fit for the digital era. It should also improve legal certainty and boost trust in the digital single market for citizens and businesses alike. Clear and affirmative consent to data processing, the right to be forgotten and strong fines for firms breaking the rules are some of the new features. See the full press release.