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Opinion: EU, U.S. At Important Crossroad

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

November 26, 2012

In an opinion piece for European Voice, U.S. Department of Commerce General Counsel Cameron Kerry discusses the need for a global framework for national privacy policies. Kerry says the U.S. and EU “must take care to preserve the free flow of data that supports one of the most significant trade relationships in the world. Otherwise, our good intention to protect privacy could hinder the economic growth that both sides need.” The Safe Harbour framework has been a great success for streamlined compliance with laws and sufficient consumer protection, and the U.S. and European Commission are making efforts to enhance the framework, Kerry says, adding the EU and U.S. are at an important crossroad.
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