US and European Consumer Groups Urge Global Compliance with GDPR

Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition of US and European consumer groups, has written to ninety-five major internet companies, including Amazon and Google, seeking compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a baseline standard for all users worldwide. TACD wrote, "Strong privacy standards should apply to everyone who uses online platforms and services no matter where they live." The letter states that "European regulation provides a solid foundation for data protection, establishing clear responsibilities for companies that collect personal data and clear rights for people whose data is gathered." Following an earlier TACD letter and questions from Congress, Marc Zuckerberg said Facebook would apply GDPR protections in all jurisdictions. The TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue was established in 1998 and works to promote the consumer interest in EU and US policy making.

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