New Article 29 Working Party Chair Jacob Kohnstamm

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We are pleased to congratulate Jacob Kohnstamm, Chair of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, for being elected the new chairman of the Article 29 Working party.  Mr Kohnstamm visited the Future of Privacy Forum offices during his last visit to the U.S. and we enjoyed greatly the chance to discuss with him the issues on our agenda.  By chance, the House Energy and Commerce Committee was holding a privacy hearing the next day, and so we arranged for Mr. Kohnstamm and his staff to attend the hearing and observe the action as Congressman Boucher questioned online companies about behavioral advertising practices.

We look forward to working with Mr. Kohnstamm and his staff on efforts to advance responsible and practical data practices.