New Attention is Given to Privacy Trade Issues

Privacy and trade will be considered as linked issues during the looming EU-U.S. trade negotiations, reports Hogan Lovells privacy leader Chris Wolf in one of the inaugural blog posts on the first-ever blog of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Privacy Perspectives, which just launched. An investigation has begun at the United States International Trade Commission that will examine the impact of privacy regulations on digital free trade and as the negotiation of a EU-U.S. Free Trade Agreement soon will begin-a negotiation that inevitably will look at the issue of the compatibility of privacy laws on both sides of the Atlantic, and that likely will put data protection harmonization on the negotiating table.

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