IT managers across the European Union can expect changes to their national workplace data protection regulations because of a wide-ranging and detailed public consultation launched by the European Commission.

Brussels has already concluded that there is a need to harmonise the widely divergent rules and practices amongst Member States, so legislation will inevitably be tabled. The only questions are what issued will be covered and when Brussels will act.

In the meantime, it has asked for views from what it calls the EU social ...

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