Avoiding a data divide between the US and the EU
The US and the EU need to ensure that reviews of their privacy policies are compatible and do not hinder trade
Appeared in print on 22.11.2012
In the United States, our hope is that a global framework for national privacy policies will emerge that protects consumers, encourages innovation, and supports trade and economic growth. Both the US and the EU must take care to preserve the free flow of data that supports one of the most significant trade relationships in the world. Otherwise, our good intention to protect privacy could hinder the economic growth that both sides need.