Commission proposes new Data protection rules for the digital age

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New rules:
new benefits
for business

The Commission's proposals will help business by:

> Fostering the digital economy by building customer trust in digital services such as e-commerce and cloud computing;

> Harmonising data protection rules at EU level through a regulation which establishes one single law applicable to any business across the EU. This would reduce administrative costs by almost €2.3 billion per year;

> Creating a one-stop-shop for enforcement. Organisations processing personal data will now only have to deal with one single data protection authority, no matter how many EU countries they conduct business in;

> Simplifying the regulatory environment by cutting red tape and bureaucratic requirements which impose unnecessary costs on businesses;

> Enhancing cooperation between European data protection authorities ensuring consistent application of rules across the EU;



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