Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., U.S.

Natasha Singer discusses a recent blog post by Peter Fleischer, mentioned previously on this blog, We Need a Better, Simpler Narrative of US Privacy Laws:

If the American side now appears to be losing the public relations battle, as Mr. Fleischer suggested, it may be because Europe has forged ahead with its project to modernize data protection. When officials of the United States and the European Union start work on a free trade agreement in the coming months, the trans-Atlantic privacy regulation divide is likely to be one of the sticking points, analysts say.

“We really are an outlier,” says Christopher Calabrese, legislative counsel for privacy-related issues at the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington.

For the moment, officials on either side of the Atlantic seem to be operating at different speeds.

Read more on The New York Times.

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