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A Transatlantic Convergence on Privacy?
January/February 2011 (vol. 9 no. 1)
pp. 76-79
Fred H. Cate, Indiana University
Both the European Union and US recently released major reports on privacy. These significant and long-awaited government reports provide new insights into how regulators on both sides of the Atlantic view privacy challenges. They also reveal the extent to which those views are converging.

1. "A Comprehensive Approach on Personal Data in the European Union," Comm. from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, COM(2010) 609/3, draft, Nov. 2010; 0006com_2010_609_en.pdf.
2. "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers," US Federal Trade Commission, Preliminary FTC Staff Report, Dec. 2010; .
3. "Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework," US Department of Commerce, Green Paper, Dec. 2010; .

Index Terms:
Security and privacy, government regulations, European Union, Internet economy
Fred H. Cate, "A Transatlantic Convergence on Privacy?," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 76-79, Jan.-Feb. 2011, doi:10.1109/MSP.2011.5
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