January 15, 2014 / Media Mention

Hultsch quoted in Wall Street Journal article about new EU data transfer laws

Christina Hultsch, an attorney in Porter Wright's Corporate Department in the firm's Columbus office, was interviewed by and quoted in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article "The Morning Risk Report: U.S. firms face gauntlet of EU data laws" published Jan. 13, 2014 as part of WSJ's Risk & Compliance Report online.

From WSJ, Joel Schectman reporting:
... "'Snowden has heightened enforcement activities and these agencies are getting much greater leeway in how they impose fines,' said Christina Hultsch, an international privacy attorney at Porter Wright
Morris & Arthur LLP.

"The U.S. and EU are set to renegotiate the so-called Safe Harbor agreement as early as this month. This agreement allows U.S. companies to transfer data out of Europe, if they agree to certain privacy protections. European regulators are now pushing for more extensive limits on when and how citizen data can be used. 'It’s difficult to know how this will play out,' Ms. Hultsch said. 'It could end up being an enormous advantage for European companies and very expensive for everyone else.'" ...

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