BRUSSELS - The key instrument of the current EU legal framework for Data Protection and Privacy - the general Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC - was without any doubt a great achievement. It has an impressive history, building on human rights' protection. But, the truth is now that the Directive is starting to show its age. It is approaching its "final consumption date" and clearly not sustainable for a longer period. When the Directive was adopted in 1995, the Internet was st...

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