U.S. Commerce Official Discusses EU Data Protection
PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.January 12, 2011
U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Michelle O'Neill held a briefing on her recent meetings in Brussels with European DPAs, discussing "the right to be forgotten" as a current key topic in Europe, the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. O'Neill has said that European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx has been encouraged by such ongoing U.S. efforts as the Commerce Department's recent green paper on data protection, the report states. O'Neill also met with Françoise Le Bail of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry to discuss the Safe Harbor framework, noting the commission and Commerce Department will take part in a Safe Harbor conference in November.