Daily DashboardEuropean Data Protection Digest

Analysis: Balancing Innovation with Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

June 29, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports on the increasing challenges businesses face balancing technological innovation with individuals' right to privacy. European Commissioner Neelie Kroes says, "Updating and improving our legal and administrative tools for privacy protection to make them more effective in a globalized world empowered by new information and communication technologies is one of the key challenges addressed as part of the current review of the EU's data protection rules." According to the article, potential U.S.-EU cooperation could generate a global privacy agreement, but as more services move to the cloud, such an agreement could become complex. One expert says, "Cloud computing and increased use of the Internet will increase the focus on privacy and data protection." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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