Re: European Union Approves Data-Privacy Pact

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 22:45:32 PDT

On Wed, 31 May 2000, Sally Khudairi wrote:

> The accord means that U.S. e-commerce companies gathering
> information from European users must join a "safe
> harbor" program in which businesses would agree not to
> use or gather personal information without the users'
> consent. The agreement is likely to take effect by July after
> a review by the European Parliament.

This means the EU gave in to the US on the privacy battle. The "safe
harbor" plan is a widely known as a complete joke, nothing like the real
protection EU citizens enjoy. Money wins over privacy rights yet again.

I really wish some country would hurry up and get this right, so I can
move there and take my tax dollars with me. Maybe when the criminals
start targeting lawmakers for identity theft things will change, wait,
they probably have privacy laws that apply special to them.

- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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