Reding seeks overhaul of data-protection rules

Commissioner plans common EU legislation.

Viviane Reding, the European commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, will in January propose a sweeping overhaul of the EU’s rules on data protection in a push for a truly integrated single market for online services. This, Reding believes, is critical for Europe’s growth and competitiveness. “To create growth, we have to encourage trust in emerging technologies, so that citizens feel comfortable using them,” Reding told online entrepreneurs at a conference in Paris. 

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