French privacy / data protection regulator CNIL has said the long overdue overhaul of the EU Data Protection Directive is to be postponed.
Originally Commissioner Reding said a draft of the proposed new Directive would be issued by the end of this year following a consultation last year, but now it won't be ready till late 2011 - though the Commission will issue a statement this November instead.
The news seems to have been broken by law firm Hunton Williams earlier this week.
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