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The European Union plans to sue five European nations --
France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg --
claiming that they failed to comply with the EU's Data
Protection Directive. The directive gives citizens a bundle
of rights that protects their personal information, allowing
them to know when information such as their credit ratings
or political leanings are disclosed. The directive also
prevents such data from being sent to countries that the EU
believes to have inadequate privacy protections. For that
reason, the EU might sue the United States, as well, for not
passing stronger laws against the dissemination of such
data. Officials from the EU and the U.S. hope to reach a
compromise by March. For more information see
http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/000111/o0.html . (Reuters, 11
January 2000)


The IPv6 Global Summit is scheduled for 13-16 March 2000, at
the Telluride Conference Center in Telluride, Colorado. For
more information see http://www.ipv6forum.com

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