New data protection law should cover search engines and social networks says EU committee

Search engines, social networks and certain cloud computing services should be brought within the scope of the forthcoming European data protection reforms, according to an EU consultative body.In an official opinion the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which represents economic and social interest groups across the 27-state bloc, said that the Commission’s approach to reform needed to be “more in line with the needs and expectations of the public”.

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