Professor Joel R. Reidenberg
Fordham University School of Law
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International Privacy Conference (Montreal: September 23-26, 1997)
Summary Comments Workshop No. 2401 on the European Directive

From the perspective of a non-European and, more precisely, an American observer, two aspects of Directive 95/46/EC merit particular attention. First, the legal approach to fair information practice in Europe has a structural significance for the treatment of personal information and, second, the terms of the Directive will push the substantive standards beyond the European Union's member states.

1. The Structural Significance of the Directive's Approach for Non-Europeans

2. The Directive's Internationalization of Fair Information Practice Standards

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