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EPIC Expresses Support for International Privacy Convention

Speaking this week at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg expressed support for the Council of Europe Privacy Convention. Two years ago, twenty-nine members of the of the EPIC Advisory Board, experts in privacy law and technology, sent a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to urge that the United States begin the process of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Privacy. They wrote, "privacy is a fundamental human right. In the 21st century, it may become one of the most critical human rights of all." Speaking in Brussels, Mr. Rotenberg reiterated EPIC's support for the Convention and also called attention to recent changes that modernize and update the international privacy framework.

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