Interview with the European Union Privacy Chief
Interesting interview with Viviane Reding, the vice president of the EU Justice Commission and head of privacy regulation:
The basic values in Europe are that we have the right to our own private, personal data. It’s mine. And if one agrees to give that data,then it is available. That is known as opt-in consent and we’ve had that as law since 1995.
Protection of individuals is not the question of voluntary action. For us, it is written in our charter of fundamental rights that everyone has the right to the protection of their data.
Differences in privacy law between the US and the EU are going to be a big issue in 2011.