Daily Dashboard

UN Internet Debate Set; Advocates Urge Strong EU Privacy Regs

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

September 6, 2012

Debate about how the United Nations (UN) may govern the Internet will commence in Denmark next week, and EuropeanVoice reports that regulators, industry representatives and advocates are set for a robust discussion. Proposed rule changes could affect the UN International Telecommunications Union’s powers to enforce data protection and cybersecurity, the report states. Meanwhile, a group of consumer and privacy groups have sent the European Parliament a letter urging the EU to press forward on tough privacy rules under the proposed data protection regulation, saying “that the promotion of stronger privacy standards in Europe will benefit consumers around the globe.” Editor’s note: For more on this topic, see the article “Privacy worries surround UN Internet regulations” in the September edition of the IAPP’s Privacy Advisor newsletter. (IAPP member login required.) (Registration may be required to access this story.)
Full Story