Sunday, 24 February 2013

Another wild claim about "that" Regulation?

The Dutch MEP Sophie In 't Veld has high hopes for the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (or whatever it will end up being called). 

Apparently, new rules can force companies into innovating, and could give the EU a competitive advantage. I’m not sure over whom, but I suspect that what is meant behind the claim is that those data hungry non EU -based organisations (mentioning no names, of course) would find their services less compelling if only EU the EU organisations got their regulatory acts together.

Well, if that happens, then I’m all in favour of the new  rules. 

But is it likely to happen? 

How much additional red tape usually results in a company obtaining a competitive advantage?
Answers, please, on a postcard, to the usual address.

And make the handwriting legible this time. Too much time at the keyboard kills those essential handwriting skills. 

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