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newspaper article | 01.31.16

How Europe Protects Your Online Data Differently Than the U.S.

Natasha Singer

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.

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