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How Will Elections Impact Privacy?

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

October 25, 2012

In an exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Mathew Schwartz reports on how potential changes in leadership may affect privacy rights around the world. The U.S. presidential election in November will be followed by Ireland’s resumption of the EU presidency for six months in January, while the UK will take on the presidency of the Group of Eight (G8). Questions persist in the U.S. on finding a balance between innovation and data protection, Schwartz writes, and in the UK, the question of whether the G8 could be used as a platform for eliciting change in privacy law cannot yet be “answered in detail.”
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