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U.S. and French Laws, EU Retention Directive Under Fire


December 16, 2013

France is receiving criticism for a new law expanding government agencies’ access to Internet data; a European Court of Justice advocate has deemed the retention directive in violation of citizens’ fundamental privacy rights, and in the U.S., a petition to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act has received more than 100,000 signatures. This week, Privacy Tracker reports on these developments as well as new administrative measures for Chinese credit reference agencies, U.S. states’ challenges to NSA surveillance and new fining powers for the Dutch data protection authority. (IAPP member login required.)
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