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FTC Declines To Comment on EU’s Call for Privacy Policy Changes

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

October 17, 2012

Following French DPA (CNIL) President Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin’s announcement Tuesday on calls for Google to revise its privacy policy, The Washington Post reports that the U.S. has “declined to join European criticism.” Falque-Pierrotin had asked the FTC’S David Vladeck to support a letter that Dutch DPA Chairman Jacob Kohnstamm previously confirmed was endorsed by 27 EU member states, Canada and some countries in Asia. Vladeck declined, and the FTC has not commented on whether it is investigating privacy issues raised in the letter, the report states. “We would have been happy if they would have signed it,” Falque-Pierrotin said, adding, “I think they will study it and have their own conclusions.” (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: Jacob Kohnstamm will deliver a keynote address while Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin will participate in a breakout session on the new European privacy regulation at the upcoming IAPP Data Protection Congress in Brussels, Belgium in November.
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