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Coviello: Laws Benefit Criminals, Not Citizens

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

March 1, 2013

Chairman of security giant RSA Art Coviello told TechWeekEurope he believes current privacy legislation is too strict. He specifically points to European privacy laws, noting that he’s heard concerns from EU CEOs about contradictory laws making it impossible to effectively implement necessary data protection tools. In an effort to protect civil liberties, the EU in its privacy laws is allowing “criminals and others to trample those very same civil liberties,” Covielle said, adding, “we ought to be able to have a meaningful dialogue with people on both sides…the privacy people should see what I see, because it would scare the heck out of them.”
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