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Firm Launches Privacy and Free Trade Coalition


March 18, 2013

In light of upcoming trade negotiations between the U.S. and EU and plans by Japan to join the Trans Pacific Partnership, Hogan Lovells has launched the Coalition for Privacy and Free Trade. The coalition intends to address non-tariff trade barriers brought on by differing data protection regimes and to promote global interoperability, Hogan Lovells’ Chronicle of Data Protection reports. The new group will be led by experts from the privacy and trade spheres, including former EU Ambassador to the U.S. Hugo Paemen, Hogan Lovells Partners Christopher Wolf—who recently wrote about privacy and free trade for the IAPP’s Privacy Perspectives—and Harriet Pearson, CIPP/US, and former White House Privacy Lead Daniel J. Weitzner. “Promoting greater interoperability between U.S. and EU privacy regimes can be a win for consumers on both sides of the Atlantic,” Weitzner said.
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