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Weitzner: U.S. Plan Is Not Deregulation

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

July 27, 2012

EUROPOLITICS reports on the EU and U.S. handling of online privacy, highlighting comments by the Obama administration’s deputy chief technology officer at a recent seminar hosted by an EU and a U.S. think tank. Speaking at the event, Daniel Weitzner said the U.S.-proposed multi-stakeholder process to encourage companies to develop codes of conduct “is not a code word for deregulation,” the report states. The report also touches on concerns about the EU-U.S. Safe Harbour Agreement, noting, “There is a growing realization that this agreement will need to be updated in light of the ongoing overhaul of the EU and U.S. privacy frameworks.” Weitzner recently announced that he will leave his White House position on 3 August to return to MIT.
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