EU Official Urges Tech Companies to 'Innovate' on Privacy

The European data protection supervisor, Peter Hustinx, urged technology companies to “innovate” in the area of consumer privacy, saying that lawmakers on the continent would press ahead on a contentious proposed law that would, in part, compel companies to pare down the personal data kept in their digital vaults. “It really is based on the idea that when there is not good enough reason to keep the data, it should be deleted,” Mr. Hustinx told a conference on digital privacy, sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, which is part of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.