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Irish MEP Briefs DoC on EU Data Protection Rules

PRIVACY LAW—U.S. & EU

June 7, 2012

Irish MEP Sean Kelly was set to have briefed the Obama administration yesterday on the EU's stance on online privacy and its proposals for updating data protection rules among member states, Silicon Republic reports. Kelly, who was selected to co-author the European Parliament's report on data protection regulation earlier this year, was to have met with the U.S. Commerce Department's Cameron Kerry on the topic, which he says is "perhaps the most important piece of legislation that will emerge from the European Union for quite some time." Kelly stressed that the legislative process is still in the early stages.
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