US, Europe On Internet Privacy Regulation
The regulation of privacy on the web is at the top of the news again as the US and Europe with about 700 million regular internet users amongst them have come under the umbrella of their diverging approach to their policing the web.
The recent confab on internet privacy issues has been ramping up lately between regulator from both Washington and Brussels.
The two powers are working to find common ground that will be efficient enough to police the web and address privacy issues around June or July.
Viviane Reding the EU’s Justice commissioner said,
“Until recently there was a common belief that our approaches on privacy differed so much that it would be difficult to work together.This can no longer be argued.”
William Kennard the US ambassador to the EU said,
“People in Europe thought we were not as concerned a we are about updating our privacy laws”.
Kennard when on to add that the US has been making its support of stronger privacy laws more clear.
The final goal of the officials is to get a level playing field that diminishes “regulatory arbitrage,” as well as ensure that the web based companies have clear guidelines so that further expansion won’t be hampered without legislative surprises.
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