Irish Data Protection Commissioner signs Memorandum of Understanding with US Federal Trade Commission


Amidst all the noise around the Prism controversy, there was relatively little coverage of the news that the Data Protection Commissioner has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Federal Trade Commission. The MoU is an interesting expression of the DPC’s intention to pro-actively work to overcome perceived EU-US privacy impediments while working within the confines of the EU data protection regime.

This article first appeared in Data Protection Ireland journal Vol 6, Issue 4 and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publisher PDP Journals.

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