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U.S. Industry, Advocates, Gov’t Pushing Agendas in Brussels

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

January 28, 2013

The U.S. Commerce Department and major American tech companies are lobbying the European Parliament against proposed amendments to EU data protection laws, while civil rights and privacy advocates are supporting the changes, The New York Times reports. “The rest of the world is looking to see who will prevail because the Asians, Latin Americans and Africans all need to do business with the U.S. and Europe,” said one privacy advocate. Meanwhile, reactions to MEP Jan Philip Albrecht’s more restrictive proposals continue. Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, of Field Fisher Waterhouse asks in his blog post, “Is this proposal the only possible way of truly protecting our personal information or have the bolts been tightened too much?” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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