Europeans Compromise on Online Privacy

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If you like train wrecks, you must love the Internet. By putting the world on a single set of online tracks the Internet keeps creating everyday conflicts that otherwise would have taken decades to play out. One of the biggest concerns the European Union's privacy protections, which happen to be really good.

In Europe, under various directives that are being adopted by member countries, the privacy of citizens is elevated to the status of legal right. That's not the case in the U.S., where the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces various consumer protections. So what happens when Europeans browse U.S. web sites? MORE>>