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FTC, Ireland DPA Sign Enforcement Assistance Memorandum

DATA PROTECTION—IRELAND & U.S.

June 27, 2013

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Ireland Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to “promote increased understanding and communication” between both agencies, an FTC press release states. Ramirez said the MOU “is a step forward for the FTC in cross-border privacy enforcement.” Hawkes said he “very much welcomes this important development, which I believe will have valuable assistance to my office…” In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Hogan Lovells’ Christopher Wolf and Wilson Sonsini’s Christopher Kuner both provide insight into this development.
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