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June 5 2015

Netherlands' DPA And US FTC Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

"The Netherlands ' Data Protection Authority and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) ""to enhance information sharing and enforcement cooperation on privacy-related matters."" While the agencies already cooperate as part of several privacy-related initiatives, the FTC says that it wants to secure the assistance of international privacy and Data Protection Authorities in its efforts to protect consumer privacy. The MOU recognizes the need for increased cross-border enforcement cooperation and sets out the two agencies ' intent regarding mutual assistance and the exchange of information for investigating privacy violations and enforcing the law."