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Hustinx: EU Laws Should Push 'Privacy by Design'

PRIVACY LAW—EU

March 24, 2010

EU data protection laws should change to force companies developing new information and communication technologies (ICTs) to design privacy features into them, says European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx. In a statement, the EDPS said that ICTs raise new concerns that are not accounted for in EU regulations thus far, making further action necessary, OUT-LAW.COM reports. In an opinion submitted to the European Commission recently, Hustinx said it's crucial to consumer trust in emerging ICTs that laws change to address social media, radio frequency identification and targeted advertising. "This need for a 'privacy by design' approach should be reflected in the EU data protection legal framework at different levels..." Hustinx said.
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