Washington Statement: activists around the world ask the EU for model privacy rules

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3 Responses to “Washington Statement: activists around the world ask the EU for model privacy rules”

  1. Paul Renault says:

    I’ll say it again: ‘Mercans need a Privacy Commissioner. 
    Jennifer Stoddard, one of my heroes, is our current Privacy Commissioner.  Even, what’s-his-name, Zuckersomething, has had to blink under her unyielding glare.

  2. ffabian says:

    In Germany the data retention directive was kicked to the curb by the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court). 

    The Federal Minister of Justice Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (FDP) is in constant clash with Federal Minister of the Interior Friedrich (CDU) to prevent some sort of watered down data retention inside the permissible guidelines set by the Bundesverfassungsgericht.

  3. Karl Heine says:

    Part of that is a cultural difference.

    Americans tend to view privacy in the context of state intrusions but have no concept of privacy to speak of when it comes to private entities.

    Many European give the state a bit more leeway than Americans, but they are much more concerned about private-sector violations.

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