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U.S. Officials Head to Europe To Talk Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

October 11, 2012

Officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Chamber of Commerce recently traveled to Europe to discuss privacy issues. DoC General Counsel Cameron Kerry met with Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes and Department of Justice officials this week to discuss cross-border data flows. The FTC’s Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, David Vladek, was in Brussels supporting efforts by the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers to store more data on website operators and retain it for two years. And TechWeekEurope reports that Adam Schlosser of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, also in Brussels, lobbied for changes to the proposed EU Data Protection Directive, while Department of Justice officials voiced their concerns.
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