At the IAPP’s Data Protection Congress in Brussels last week, experts discussed the forthcoming European privacy requirements, which are “almost certain to slow the current headlong rush toward massive data collection, analysis, use and sale, DataInformed reports. European Commission Director of Fundamental Rights Paul Nemitz dismissed concerns that the regulation will hurt business, saying privacy will instead become a competitive advantage. Out-Law.com quotes European Commissioner Neelie Kroes's speech, delivered at the event by Kroes' Head of Cabinet Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, in favor of such reforms such as companies being able to process pseudonymized data without consent, and Bloomberg reports on U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill defending the Safe Harbor program during the DPC’s opening session.
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