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Opinion: It's Time for an Update

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 22, 2013

Marvin Ammori and Luke Pelican write for POLITICO on concerns from companies outside the U.S. regarding the nation’s privacy laws. “In February, a Canadian technology company launched a new product, declaring it to be the solution for all legitimate businesses that have a ‘fear of data privacy and U.S. PATRIOT Act issues.’ European companies including Germany’s Deutsche Telekom and France’s Bull SAS similarly market themselves across the world as privacy-conscious alternatives to any American cloud company,” the authors write, suggesting these are “not exceptions but the rule.” The authors contend the time has come to update U.S. privacy legislation.
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