European Data Protection Digest

Hustinx: U.S. Adequacy Is Some Ways Away

DATA PROTECTION—EU & U.S.

December 6, 2012

European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx has said he expects only a select number of U.S. IT companies will meet EU data protection standards for some time to come, IDG News Service reports. Responding to comments made by U.S. Ambassador to Europe William Kennard’s call for the U.S. to be given adequacy status, Hustinx said while that may happen in the future, “the ambassador was being a little optimistic,” the report states. Kennard has expressed concerns about some of the provisions within the EU draft data protection regulation, including that the draft gives the European Commission broad powers.
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