After several delays already The European Commission has once again postponed the adoption of a legislative proposal for the review of the Data Protection Directive. The text, which was planned to be published by November this year, is now set for the end of the year, and more than likely it slip into early January 2012.We can probably assume that the longer the text is delayed, the more issues regarding data protection the European Commission is going to be looking at.


The draft, which is developed by the Data protection unit, within the European Commission, still has to be circulated internally among all the Commission’s Directorates General for comments, in the so-called inter-service consultation before publication. We will be keeping an interested watch on the future developments of this legislative proposal.