European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: Divergent Views on PI Protection

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

May 13, 2011

In response to a report in The New York Times, privacy experts have shared their opinions on the protection of personal information on both sides of the Atlantic. Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center suggests, "It is hardly surprising that Europe is taking the lead; the United States has been slow to update its privacy laws," recommending that U.S. policymakers endeavor "to understand the problems and begin to develop solutions." Meanwhile, Christopher Wolf of Hogan Lovells says of the U.S., "Our approach to how best to achieve privacy for personal data may differ from that of our European colleagues, but our commitment is equal." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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