Matt Grainger reports:
A US diplomat has warned of a ‘trade war’ if the EU continues with proposals that would give people the right to demand that companies delete their private data.
According to the Register, John Rodgers, who is an economic officer with the US Foreign Service told a conference in Berlin that “things could really explode” if the proposals are put through.
“We have a right to privacy in our Constitution, but this does not mean a fundamental right to data protection,” said Rodgers.
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Perhaps Mr. Rodgers should turn around and warn Congress that if the U.S. doesn’t become more privacy and data protective, U.S. businesses will really suffer when EU citizens decline to do business here.