House Panel Scrutinizes EU Internet Privacy Policy

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel focused primarily on the pitfalls of the European Union's Internet privacy regulations at a hearing Thursday, though experts argued the U.S. should develop its own version of baseline privacy principles, partly to boost international trade.

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade analyzed the impact on American businesses of the EU's data privacy directive, which sought to harmonize differing national legislation on data protection while preventing the flow of personal information from the EU to outside...
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