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Fleischer: U.S. Must Better Explain Privacy Framework


April 1, 2013

Google Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer wrote of the need for a “better, simpler narrative” of U.S. privacy laws in a recent blog post, The New York Times reports. Comparing the U.S. system of patchwork privacy laws to Europe’s blanket data protection directive, Fleischer says the patchwork model “doesn’t lend itself to simple storytelling,” the report states. “Europe’s privacy narrative is simple and appealing,” wrote Fleischer, adding that if the U.S. wants consumers to trust U.S. companies operating abroad, it “has to figure out how to explain its privacy laws on a global stage.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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