D&S fellow Natasha Singer explores the differences in how the United States and Europe treat data protection and privacy.
In the United States, a variety of laws apply to specific sectors, like health and credit. In the European Union, data protection is considered a fundamental right, which can have far-reaching consequences in all 28 member states.
All the talk about data privacy can get caught up in political wrangling. But the different approaches have practical consequences for people, too.