Will New Trade Agreement Sidestep Regs?
PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.May 29, 2013
Reuters reports on developments regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a proposed free-trade agreement between the EU and U.S. Consumer groups have called language in the agreement a “backdoor way” for U.S. businesses to sidestep EU data protection law. Roughly 60 supporters and opponents of the agreement will address a panel convened by the Trade Representative’s office to discuss TTIP this week. Editor’s Note: Hogan Lovells’ Christopher Wolf has written about the convergence of trade and privacy law in a blog post for the IAPP’s Privacy Perspectives.