The US-EU Privacy Collision

Date & Time November 5, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Halligan 111A
Tufts European Horizons

In the age of big data, concerns regarding privacy, corporate responsibility and cybersecurity are on the rise. Consumers often wonder what companies such as Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data.

The European Union has become an international leader in addressing these concerns. The GDPR came into force in 2018 and ensured that individuals’ data would only be processed with their consent.

The EU’s legislation has come into conflict with the policy of the United States. The current administration believes that such policy would only serve as corporate red tape.

Ideological tensions have re-emerged as the EU prepares for the introduction of further regulations.

Join European Horizons to discuss the future of transatlantic privacy laws! Should the US follow the lead of the EU? What do the regulations mean for companies such as Facebook? Why should we care about privacy laws?