EU Official Vows Tougher Data Rules For Non-EU Cos.

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 7:51 PM EST) -- Firing a warning shot across the Atlantic, a top European Union official said Monday that non-European companies, such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., should be held to the same standards as European companies under the continent's data protection law.

After meeting together in Brussels, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding and German Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner released a joint statement saying the Data Protection Directive should be changed so European consumers can expect their data is strongly protected, no matter a company's country of origin....
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