Not-so-private lives- The Economist

A recent piece in this week’s issue of The Economist, discussed the differences between European and American ideas of privacy. According to the article “German and American attitudes to privacy are grounded in different ideas of the relationship between the individual and the state, and encoded in different types of law.” The German state of Hesse passed the world’s first data privacy law in 1970, followed by a federal law six years later.

In recent years with the explosion of transatlantic travel and interconnectivity there are cracks beginning to form in the relationship between the US and Europe. TTIP and security only exacerbate the issue. Follow the link to view the conclusions.

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