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

14-08-2013

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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