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EU pushes for “gold standard” for data protection laws

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EU pushes for “gold standard” for data protection laws

According to CircleID, the Commission’s January Communication on international data flows had the primary aim of putting forward the General Data Protection Regulation as a global benchmark for other countries’ data protection legislations. If other countries move towards the EU model, it would make it easier to do business with those countries, and also leverage higher data protections standard as a competitive advantage.

The Commission is specifically looking at East and South-East Asia, starting from Japan and Korea this year. Later, also India and Latin America are in the horizon for opening adequacy negotiations.

Given president Trump's recent executive order, it's likely that the next annual review of the Privacy Shield agreement will take a critical view of the data flow deal between the US and the EU.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-02-10 13:45

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