Wednesday, March 21, 2012

US, EU Pledge Teamwork at ‘Defining Moment’ for Privacy Rules

Sasso, Brendan. "US, EU Pledge Teamwork at ‘Defining Moment’ for Privacy Rules." The Hill, March 19, 2012.

From the article: "Commerce Secretary John Bryson and European Union Commissioner Viviane Reding on Monday committed to work together to protect online privacy."The European Union and the United States are global leaders in protecting individual freedoms, including privacy, while at the same time fostering innovation and trade that are so critical to the world economy, notably in the present times. Stronger trans-Atlantic cooperation in the field of data protection will enhance consumer trust and promote the continued growth of the global Internet economy and the evolving digital trans-Atlantic common market," Bryson and Reding said in a joint statement. They promised to work with other countries to create international frameworks for protecting privacy and said laws should promote the free flow of information and products across borders.The statement was issued at the beginning of the High Level Conference on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data, which is being held simultaneously in Washington and Brussels." Read more

See Also

Brunsden, Jim. "EU’s Reding Seeks New Accord With U.S. on Data Protection." Bloomberg Businessweek, March 19, 2012.