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