Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union

Privacy and Security

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Paul M. Schwartz and Daniel J. Solove


California Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 4, August 2014


The U.S. and the EU define “personally identifiable information” (PII) differently. Their rules for protecting PII also differ which cause challenges for global businesses. To bridge these privacy law differences, the authors propose a tiered system (PII 2.0) that they say will make compliance easier without sacrificing protections.

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