FTC's Brill Defends Safe Harbor Amid EU Snooping Concerns

Law360, Chicago (September 23, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A top Federal Trade Commission official last week defended the existing U.S.-European Union Safe Harbor framework last week amid increasing skepticism from European lawmakers in the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.

Commissioner Julie Brill — speaking on Sept. 17 at the EU Data Protection and Privacy conference in Brussels — said the debate sparked by Edward Snowden's leaks about the proper scope of government surveillance needs to be kept separate from commercial privacy issues like the Safe Harbor, which exempts certified...
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