In a statement released on August 2, 2010, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) announced that the European Commission has adopted a new time frame for the revision of the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”).  Following a public consultation on the EU Data Protection Framework late last year, Commissioner Viviane Reding, who is in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, had announced that a proposal for the revision of the Directive would be presented in November 2010.  However, several European data protection authorities urged the European Commission not to rush through the revisions, and requested additional time in order to address the impact of this revision and challenges to personal data protection.  Accordingly, the European Commission has decided to postpone the release of a proposal, noting that it will instead issue a statement in November 2010, and will present proposed revisions in the latter half of 2011.