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Experts Discuss Regs, Advocates Promote Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

January 23, 2013

A group of lawmakers and privacy experts recently discussed the European Commission’s (EC) proposed data protection regulation. Representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other data protection authorities as well as industry met in Brussels to discuss several key issues in the proposals, including de-identification, the definition of personal data, jurisdiction and applicable law and consent. Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Founder and Co-Chair Christopher Wolf, and FPF Senior Fellow Omer Tene have released three whitepapers in conjunction with the discussion. Meanwhile, Wired reports that a group of U.S.-based privacy advocates has met in Brussels to promote the EC’s proposed regulation, and Big Brother Watch Director Nick Pickles writes why he believes “privacy and competition are intertwined as regulatory issues.”
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