FTC Head Says NSA Spying Complicates EU Privacy Talks

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT) -- Julie Brill, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, said Wednesday that European outrage over the National Security Agency's spying has created uncertainty in dialogue between European Union and U.S. privacy officials.

Brill, appearing on a panel about privacy, data security and trade at the Technology Policy Institute’s annual Aspen Forum, said that as the EU considers reforming its data protection regulations, she has found increasing resistance to the existing Safe Harbor program, which exempts certified U.S. companies from having to gain consent for international data exchanges....
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