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The economic impact of data protection

Much has been said on data protection from the political and legal points of view, but the impact in the economy has so far been ignored. Bruegel’s Reinhilde Veugelers talks about how new EU regulation will have to consider how to combine consumers’ willingness to keep privacy with competitiveness for companies dealing with data.

By: Date: December 4, 2013 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

Much has been said on data protection from the political and legal points of view, but the impact in the economy has so far been ignored. Bruegel’s Reinhilde Veugelers talks about how new EU regulation will have to consider how to combine consumers’ willingness to keep privacy with competitiveness for companies dealing with data.


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