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Commerce’s Kerry: Privacy Regulation Should Not Be Barrier to Trade


March 26, 2013

General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce Cameron Kerry keynoted a well-attended data privacy seminar in his home state of Massachusetts yesterday. Kerry advocated for the fundamental underpinnings of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the general privacy blueprint he’s helped craft as co-chair of the Internet Policy Task Force and the National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Commercial Data Privacy but also expressed concerns about ways that EU privacy legislation may hinder efforts at interoperability by proposing things that are not technologically or commercially feasible.
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