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From DC: Reding Discusses Protecting Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

December 9, 2010

In an interview with The Washington Post, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding discusses guarding personal information. When asked why the EU favors legislation over voluntary action by companies, Reding said, "Protection of individuals is not the question of voluntary action. For us, it is written in our charter of fundamental rights that everyone has the right to the protection of their data." The move by some companies toward do-not-track mechanisms "is the right direction, and what is important is that industry has understood it can't ignore privacy concerns," she said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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