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EU Directive

(European Union Directive) A set of privacy requirements that took effect in 1998 and ordered European member nations to enact compliant legislation. It deals with the establishment of Data Protection Authorities, people's rights to personal information and enforcement. For more information, visit www.cdt.org/privacy/eudirective/EU_Directive_.html. See privacy.
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It can be argued (in some cases) that the main determinant when implementing EU Directives is the characteristics of the Member state's voters.
It found UK versions of European law add two and a third more words than other states when it comes to transposing EU directives into law.
An EU directive - the General Product Safety Directive - came into force in December 2001, requiring governments to strengthen product safety laws.
All five of the UK's dependent territories in the Caribbean are supposed to comply with the EU directive.
Pauline Buchanan from the GMB said: "The strike is suspended for eight weeks but we will be talking about the loss of income that the EU directive will impose.
But little nations should not be the ones to kill the EU Directive.
The ruling was in response to a case brought by the Netherlands, Italy and Norway claiming that the EU directive permitting patents on parts of human beings, such as gene sequences, should be nullified because of its violation of human dignity and integrity.
Labels on drinks sold as health supplements - which contair "healthy" vitamins or minerals - will have to carry specific information as to content and usage under new EU directive.
JT, which owns Mild Seven, the world's second-largest cigarette brand, said the EU directive would preclude JT and JTI from benefiting in Europe from the acquired intellectual property established in the Mild Seven trademark.
The EU Directive provides a framework for European data-protection law, and it is intended to set a floor for the protection of person al information among the 15 EU member states.
The goal of the EU directive is to quantify and then reduce the number of people suffering from annoyance and sleep disturbance because of noise.