FTC, Ireland Sign Data-Sharing Privacy Pact

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission signed a data-sharing pact Thursday that will allow it to more easily mount cooperative cybersecurity investigations with Ireland's privacy watchdog, which oversees the European operations of American tech giants like Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc.

The agreement establishes a process by which the agencies can share complaints, expertise and certain "personally identifiable information" in order to aid one another in ongoing privacy investigations, according to the memorandum of understanding. The agencies cited a need for enhanced cooperation based in the growing fluidity...
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