Saturday, February 09, 2013

Privacy and Data Protection Laws in the United States and Europe are Worlds Apart - NYTimes.com

Natasha Singer has the story at The New York Times in Consumer Data Protection Laws, an Ocean Apart.

Given the ever more confusing opt-ins and opt-outs at Facebook, such that even the Zuckerberg Family is confused about its privacy rights, as we recently reported at LawPundit, and given the privacy violations at Facebook via its search of private data -- the ultimate in data mining of private materials for commercial profit -- we venture a prediction that American privacy and data protection laws are much more likely to move in the direction of more protective European Union laws than vice versa.



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