The Daily Caller: “White House follows EU’s lead with new Internet ‘rules of the road’”

. . . The Obama administration proposal “mimics” policy ideas being put forth in Europe, Darren Hayes, a computer forensics and security expert at Pace University in New York, told TheDC.

The “online privacy and data protection” laws are aimed at providing a shield to consumers in Europe from unsavory marketing practices, Hayes said. Legal journals in the U.S. have advocated the European approach for years, he said, claiming its regulations were more sophisticated than the “wild west” mentality that has prevailed in U.S. Internet culture since the 1990s.

 

. . . The Obama administration proposal “mimics” policy ideas being put forth in Europe, Darren Hayes, a computer forensics and security expert at Pace University in New York, told TheDC.

The “online privacy and data protection” laws are aimed at providing a shield to consumers in Europe from unsavory marketing practices, Hayes said. Legal journals in the U.S. have advocated the European approach for years, he said, claiming its regulations were more sophisticated than the “wild west” mentality that has prevailed in U.S. Internet culture since the 1990s.

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