From 2013, the protection of personal data and privacy took over from copyright as the hottest political issue concerning the Internet in the European Union. This section will report on the controversial ( it's certain to be controversial) Regulation on Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation). The rapporteur is German Green lawyer, MEP Jan Albrecht. We can predict that he will have a tough time.
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