In Privacy Rights, All Roads Lead to Rome
In ''The U.S. could use a dose of Europe's privacy medicine'' (Economic Viewpoint, Nov. 16), Robert Kuttner has a good view of the principles behind our European privacy-protection law. Among others, he cites France and Germany as nations in the European Union that ''legally codify a right to privacy.'' Pity he forgets to say that Italy has had such a law since December, 1996. It's quite sad that everyone remembers Italy only when it comes to the Mafia, fashion, cooking, and political refugees. I would like to remind your readers that Roman law was born here. Give us credit at least for that.
Updated Jan. 7, 1999 by bwwebmaster
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