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Data Breach Notification Likely Coming to Europe

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Deputy Data Protection Supervisor Joaquin Bayo Delgado gave the keynote presentation at the NAID-Europe/PRISM Conference last week. He forecasted that it is a matter of time before the EU adopts legislation that will require organizations to notify citizens when their personal information had been subject to a data breach. It was this type of legislation, first adopted in California, having now spread across the country and many other developed nations, that has been a major in heightened information protection practices over the last 5 years.

Mr. Bayo Delgado said that he expected such notification requirements, which are not currently part of the EU Data Protection Directives, would have the same affect in Europe.