FTC Chair Sees E.U. 'Moving' Toward U.S. Standards; Is Seeing Believing?

Author:Mr Colin Zick
Profession:Foley Hoag LLP
 
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At the end of what was an interesting, but rather ordinary interview in the Wall Street Journal, FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz dropped this interesting nugget: 

MS. ANGWIN: The EU has a very different approach to privacy, and there has been concern about whether we're going to move in that direction. What's your view?

MR. LEIBOWITZ: My sense is you might see Europe moving a little bit more to our approach of allowing some advertising and allowing some collection of data.

Perhaps Mr. Leibowitz should sit down with Alan Shatter, the Irish minister charged with...

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