European Data Protection: Handling Data Security Breaches

Spies, Axel
December 2006
Business Communications Review;Dec2006, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses data protection laws in Europe. European data protection law, which regulates privacy, largely protects the personal information of "data subjects," the individuals to whom the information belongs. United States businesses that have to deal with European companies and these laws have three common misperceptions: first, that data protection is governed by the 1995 European Directive, second, that the laws are rarely enforced, and third, that data protection is a concept of the European Union.


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