Data Pact Wrong Target For EU Ire, FTC's Brill Says

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 9:50 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill on Wednesday stepped up her defense of the agreement governing the transfer of commercial data between the U.S. and European Union, saying the mechanism was being unfairly targeted for revocation in light of revelations about U.S. surveillance activities.

During a keynote speech at the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels, Brill pushed back against recent calls by EU lawmakers and others to repeal the more than decade-old U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework,

While she acknowledged that recent...
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