EU Official Urges US To Follow Data Protection Lead

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT) -- European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding on Monday challenged the U.S. to elevate its privacy law to match the standards articulated in the European Union’s proposed data protection overhaul, in an address to lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic.

In comments strongly backed by U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Reding praised the U.S. for its recent release of a privacy bill of rights framework during a conference on privacy and personal data protection held simultaneously in Washington and Brussels. But she urged the country to...
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