Civil society leaders call for robust legal framework

A group of U.S. and EU digital rights organizations and consumer NGOs have issued a statement calling for a “meaningful legal framework” to protect fundamental privacy rights in the digital era.

The statement comes as a critical response to the publication earlier this month of the Bridges report: a joint project between U.S. and EU academics — and including the involvement of the Dutch data protection agency — advocating for continued reliance on existing laws coupled with industry self-regulation as a middle-of-the-road approach to safeguarding privacy rights.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: Internet, data protection, Safe Harbor, legal framework, fundamental rights, civil society, EU-US, statement, privacy

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2015

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