The French regulator agreed that Europeans view data protection differently than other societies. 

“It is in the European culture to think about the protection of the private individual,” Le Grand said. 

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Alison Langley has more than 25 years experience in journalism as a reporter and editor. Her stories have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The FT and The Independent. She currently lectures in journalism at Fachhochschule Wien and Webster University Vienna.