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Hustinx: Companies Should "Innovate" on Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

April 27, 2012

The New York Times reports on comments from European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx urging companies to "innovate" on consumer privacy. Speaking at a Berkeley Center for Law and Technology event in California, Hustinx said EU lawmakers will move forward with far-reaching legislation to protect online privacy, the report states. "It really is based on the idea that when there is not good enough reason to keep the data, it should be deleted," Hustinx said at Thursday's event, adding, "When data have been published or have been shared and it is within your power to get them back, you have to make reasonable effort to get the spirit back in the bottle." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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