Google Counsel Backs Creation Of Lead EU Privacy Regulator

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT) -- Google Inc.'s global privacy counsel on Thursday backed a provision in the European Union's proposed data protection overhaul that would allow companies to comply with the rules of only one member state, arguing that having a lead privacy regulator would eliminate duplicate enforcement efforts.

In a post on his personal blog, global privacy counsel Peter Fleishcer advocated for the elimination of the current regulatory patchwork in the EU, under which the data protection regulator in each member state can bring enforcement actions under divergent local laws....
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