U.S. Firms Wary of EU's Proposed Privacy Changes, Called A Burden On Business

Posted in: Government & Policy at 26/01/2012 19:28

Some U.S. tech industry officials said Wednesday that they worry that the European Commission's proposed changes to its privacy rules could be costly for them to comply with and may hamper innovation.

"We welcome revisions that would make it easier for global companies to demonstrate compliance with the EU privacy regime, and to ease the administrative burdens," Software and Information Industry Association Vice President Mark MacCarthy said in a statement. "However, SIIA is concerned that the breadth of these proposed regulations threaten the Internet economy and impede economic growth and job creation."

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