Data Privacy And Competition Law — A View From The EU

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT) -- Data privacy in the digital age is increasingly attracting attention during competition law investigations. Despite elements of convergence, the differing approaches of authorities around the world toward the protection of privacy create challenges when developing standards and procedures that are accepted globally.

The protection of personal data in the European Union and, specifically, how this impacts the rights of individuals and companies where personal data may be collected as part of a competition law investigation requires close review. There remain areas where a lack of congruence...
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