Nov 202009
 
 November 20, 2009  Breaches

Noelle McElhatton reports:

A leading EU data protection official has given US President Barack Obama’s administration a mixed review for its record on protecting data privacy.

European data protection supervisor Peter Hustinx was speaking at a data protection conference in Washington this week.

A report on the Europolitics website said Hustinx praised the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for enforcing the EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement, whereby companies can legally transfer data from the EU to US as long as a self-certifying process is followed…… But asked about the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s approach, Hustinx said there had been “no major initiative yet”.

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