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ABA to Courts: Consider Foreign Privacy Laws


February 29, 2012

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates has adopted a nonbinding resolution asking courts to consider foreign data protection laws when resolving legal issues, the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. In the text of its resolution, the ABA recommends that, "where possible in the context of the proceedings before them, U.S. federal, state, territorial, tribal and local courts consider and respect, as appropriate, the data protection and privacy laws of any applicable foreign sovereign and the interests of any person who is subject to or benefits from such laws, with regard to data sought in discovery in civil litigation."
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