This top E.U. official wants to team up with U.S. regulators to take on the tech titans
Didier Reynders, the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, says he wants to swap notes with top regulators at the Federal Trade Commission, Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about how those agencies can use the tools at their disposal to better protect consumers online.
Reynders, who met with leaders from those and other agencies during a swing through Washington last week, said he’s hoping to formalize some of those efforts into cooperation agreements between the U.S. and E.U., while also building out other informal exchanges. And he says the two sides are making progress on thorny unresolved issues, like data flows.