Privacy Advisor

Global Privacy Enforcement Network aims to facilitate cooperation

07.01.2010
A number of international government agencies have joined to form a Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) in order to facilitate greater cooperation in the global enforcement of privacy laws.
“Because modern commerce increasingly relies on the flow of personal information across national and jurisdictional borders, privacy-related law violations often involve multiple jurisdictions,” says Yael Weinman, counsel for international consumer protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). “This requires both a better understanding of the different privacy regimes around the world as well as actual cooperation among privacy enforcement authorities.”

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