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CNIL Head: Regions Disagree on Privacy vs. Security

DATA PROTECTION—EU & U.S.

November 21, 2011

Head of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin told the Associated Press in an interview that European and American views on the balance between data protection and security are "not totally aligned." Falque-Pierrotin said that while European authorities understand U.S. concerns over terrorist threats after 9/11, Europe "is trying to negotiate to make sure that data and Internet privacy is respected." The statement comes on the heels of a new passenger name record agreement between the regions that will limit the kind of data U.S. authorities can use and improve data protection, states the report.
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