In response to a recent opinion piece by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who argued the GDPR is harmful to Americans, Electronic Privacy Information Center President Marc Rotenberg argues in the Financial Times that "many Americans welcome the new privacy law of the EU." In fact, he writes, the U.S. ought to follow the European Union's lead and install privacy laws of its own with similar teeth, as the "current self-regulatory regime has left companies, many of whom want to be good on privacy, unclear about what they should do." Nor, he argued, should Americans accept that reduced innovation would be the price paid for robust privacy law in the future. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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