Holder Pushes For EU Data Sharing Agreement

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Concerns about differing privacy laws in the U.S. and the European Union shouldn't prevent the two sides from hammering out an umbrella data sharing agreement that will aid international crime-fighting and anti-terrorism efforts, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

Holder, speaking in Brussels to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, said that both the U.S. and EU are committed to protecting privacy and that he was unaware of any data breaches involving shared law enforcement records.

He asked EU representatives not...
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