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In ‘t Veld: Regulation Could Give EU “Competitive Advantage”

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

February 22, 2013

Dutch MEP Sophie In ‘t Veld said pending EU data protection rules will “push companies to innovate” and could provide the region with a “competitive advantage,” TheParliament.com reports. She noted the debate surrounding the proposed regulation “has been heating up in recent weeks” and cited concerns that the “U.S. will reap the benefits of not having to work under the burden of so much regulation.” In ‘t Veld said, “Rules can force companies into innovating” and added, “privacy is the new green.”
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