EU data protection: about a recent post on “Info/Law”

Yakowitz’s post reminds me of the idea of the synecdoche, the rhetoric figure in which a part is used for the whole; in the same way Yakowitz considers only the right to be forgotten and forgets the other ninety articles of the EU proposal of general regulation on data protection. She also forgets the entire EU legal framework on the protection of individuals (Treaty on Functioning of the European Union) and the historical evolution of data protection in the last thirty years.

There in no motivation to declare that “the European Commission has decided it’s a good time to retard the Internet some more”. This is not the place to compare the US and the EU legislation, but if we intend to do so a certain number of US political and legislative initiatives with a negative impact on internet should also be noted… here on Info/Law.

 

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