Commerce's international data at risk

Monday - 11/22/2010, 3:30pm EST

How does the Commerce Department stack up when it comes to protecting privacy?

The World Privacy Forum's report pointed to indifference and neglect in international data privacy.

The Forum found many participants are not in compliance with their obligations under the Safe Harbor data agreement between the U.S. and the European Union. The report stated the data could be at risk.

The security of Commerce is especially vital given its role overseeing critical programs, such as Safe Harbor.

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