Explore BrainMass

E-Business 400

DQ#3: Name some differences in the privacy laws that exist between the United States and the European Community.

Who do you think offers the widest net for protection regarding individual privacy?

Solution Preview

American distrust their government but will gladly hand over their personal information to corporations to get a deal. Europeans on the other hand will give their government broad surveillance powers but they largely forbid private enterprise from accessing any personal data without their written consent.
<br>US executives think Europeans are missing the marketing opportunity personal data provides and Europeans, see Americans as fast and loos - even callous when it comes to their citizens privacy.
<br>Europeans see the issue of privacy as a fundamental right not a preference. In the US, citizens see privacy as a legal situation, while it Europe it is more a human condition than a legal condition; it is more a social isse than a litigation issue. In Europe, a customer's right to see his company-held ...