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Hasn’t it been a busy week in Europe? The regulators seems to be falling over one another in a race to the top of privacy regulation. Targeted are web browsers and ‘do-not-track’ mechanisms, children’s internet privacy, banks, and the U.S.’s request for passenger data.

The European Commissioner Nellie Kroes came close to threatening the advertising industry when speaking at a recent workshop in Brussels. The EU is picking up the baton from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in calling for a ‘Do Not Track’ standard to be in place by June of 2012. For those web browsers who either run or businesses who honour do-not-track, Commissioner Kroes says, “But this is not enough. Citizens need to be sure what exactly companies commit to if they say they honour do not track. … If I don’t see a speedy and satisfactory development, I will not hesitate to employ all available means to ensure our citizens’ right to privacy.”Continue Reading A busy week in Europe: Do Not Track, Children’s Internet Privacy, Data Breach Notification and Transfers of Passenger Record Data

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina and Amy Mushahwar.

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