In an op-ed for Politics.co.uk, Open Rights Group Executive Director Jim Killock writes a recent trade agreement between the U.K. and Japan lowers privacy standards, weakening restrictions on data transfers. “Our current standards, which originated with the EU, state that only countries with high data protection can be categorised as safe. They are there to safeguard consumer privacy. Deviating from them towards a more lax American model is a calamitous decision,” he writes.
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