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Personal Data Transfer Negotiations To Begin

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

October 27, 2010

The EU and U.S. are set to renegotiate rules governing the privacy of personal data when it is transferred between the two, computing.co.uk reports. The European Commission is recommending citizens on both sides of the Atlantic be able to take legal action against abuses in Europe or the U.S., the report states. Speaking before the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on Tuesday, Françoise Le Bail, the commission's director-general for justice, said with the current "patchwork" of data transfer regulations, "the overall result is not very satisfactory," and the commission's proposal would "guarantee a certain number of basic rights for those whose data is gathered."
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