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Is PII Better Shielded in Europe than the U.S.?

SURVEILLANCE—EU & U.S.

June 20, 2013

With a slew of criticism of U.S. government intelligence gathering programs, Hogan Lovell’s Christopher Wolf asks, “is personal data better shielded in Europe from the prying eyes of national security investigations than it is in the United States?” Though it’s a common assumption, Wolf notes that it “may not be the correct assumption.” In this Privacy Perspectives post, Wolf looks at government initiatives in France, Germany and the UK to help flesh out this complex and pressing issue.
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