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Official Says U.S. Open To Some 'Safe Harbor' Changes, But No Overhaul

May 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM
A Commerce Department official this week said the United States is open to making some changes to a trans-Atlantic data privacy deal in response to European Union recommendations, but reassured U.S. businesses that the Obama administration is not willing to drastically overhaul the agreement, known as the Safe Harbor framework. Ted Dean, deputy assistant secretary for services at Commerce's International Trade Administration, said at a May 12 event that some EU suggestions -- such as requiring participating firms to include...

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