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SXSW Interactive 2016

Euro vs. American Privacy: Clash of Civilizations?

The European Union has recently adopted new data protection regulations
that will enter into power in 2016. For the first time all 28 EU member
states will have the same data protection standards—and these rules
will be binding for all services handling personal data, regardless of
their country of incorporation. The panel will first summarize the most
important changes the new regulations will entail and compare the new
European standards to the significantly more lenient rules in the US.
Based on that summary we will turn to practice: Are Internet services in
the US and elsewhere aware of what's coming—and are they ready and
willing to comply?

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Jillian York, Dir for Intl Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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  • Tags: privacy, europe, law
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government and Policy
  • Level: Intermediate
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