US Can Learn From EU Data Protection Reform, Groups Say

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A coalition of U.S.-based privacy groups on Wednesday backed the European Union's proposed overhaul of its data protection regime, calling the plan a strong model for the United States to follow in its efforts to strengthen its own privacy protections.

In a letter to the European Parliament, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Consumer Watchdog and 20 other groups expressed their belief that the proposed EU general data protection regulation provides "important new protections for the privacy and security of consumers" and will benefit consumers around the...
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