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EU Parliament vote on new data protection legislation

Individual Privacy Rights Strengthened – Research Possibilities Restricted

On 12 March 2014 the European Parliament voted in favour of the European Commission's data protection reform. The negotiating mandate/legislative reform that now has been adopted by the European Parliament does not involve dramatic consequences for research. However, amendments to the EU Commission's proposal have been made that may have negative consequences for parts of the research sector.