US Privacy, Consumer Groups Back EU’s Proposed Privacy Rules

[IDG] Twenty-two U.S. privacy and consumer groups have voiced support for a tough online privacy proposal being considered by the European Union, even though some U.S. businesses and government officials have described the proposal as too regulatory.The proposal “provides important new protections for the privacy and security of consumers,” the groups wrote in a letter sent Wednesday to members of the European Parliament.”We believe that the promotion of stronger privacy standards in Europe will benefit consumers around the globe, as businesses improve their privacy practices and security standards.”
http://www.cio.com/article/715441/US_Privacy_Consumer_Groups_Back_EU_39_s_Proposed_Privacy_RulesAlso see:U.S. Groups Urge EU to Resist Weakening Privacy Proposal
A group of U.S. consumer and privacy groups urged the European Union to move forward on tough new privacy rules, saying stronger European protections will benefit U.S. Internet users and others around the world.”We support the EU General Data Protection Regulation and believe that it provides important new protections for the privacy and security of consumers. Moreover, we believe that the promotion of stronger privacy standards in Europe will benefit consumers around the globe, as businesses improve their privacy practices and security standards,” nearly two dozen U.S. groups said in a letter Wednesday to the European Parliament. They included the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and Public Citizen.
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