EC busts five states over data protection

Ignore Euro directives at your peril

The European Commission is taking five EU member states to court for not implementing data protection rules. France, Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands will all go before the European Court of Justice. They are accused of not implementing an EU directive on protection of personal data, the Commission said today. This directive aims to build consumer confidence and bringing member states‚ data protection rules closer together. Anyone who has suffered from the non-implementation of the directive can seek compensation from national courts, it said. ®

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