Everybody knows the conventional wisdom: United States privacy law is weak and fractured, with neither comprehensive data protection legislation nor a dedicated privacy enforcement authority. The European Union is the gold standard of global privacy regulation, with its omnibus Data Protection Directive and collective force of 28 national data protection authorities. Alas, as is so often the case, conventional wisdom is wrong. In previewing two of his moderated conversations at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, IAPP VP of Research and Education Omer Tene lays out just why that is in the latest installment of Privacy Perspectives. Meanwhile, Karlin Lillington writes for The Irish Times on "the obvious disjunct between mainstream American and European views on privacy."
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