Kerry relies on his experience as the U.S.’s chief international negotiator for privacy and data regulation to provide an overview of key proposals related to privacy and data in Europe. He addresses the possible development of a European Internet and the current regulatory regime known as Safe Harbor. Kerry argues that America and Europe have different approaches to protecting privacy both which have strengths and weaknesses.
To promote transatlantic trade the United states should:
- Not be defensive about its protection of privacy
- Provide clear information to the worldwide community about American law enforcement surveillance
- Strengthen its own privacy protection
- Focus on the importance of trade to the American and European economies