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Privacy Watchdogs Need Greater Powers, EU’s Justice Chief Says

Data-protection authorities in the European Union must have greater powers to better enforce privacy rules across the 27-nation region, the EU’s justice commissioner said.

“The authorities responsible for data protection must be provided with sufficient powers to enforce the law and they must have sufficient resources to exercise their powers,” Viviane Reding said in prepared remarks of a speech in Brussels today. “We need legal certainty and a level-playing field for all businesses that handle personal data of our citizens.”