I am not one of those individuals who believes there are stronger privacy protections in foreign countries than in the United States. However, I believe in giving credit when it’s due so I want to applaud an upcoming proposal by the European Union (EU).

The EU is going to be proposing more rules soon that will apply stricter privacy and security protections for Internet communications companies. Although the proposed rules have not yet been issued, there are some details that have been made known. One of the key proposals will be do make it easy — or easier — for consumers to move their own information if they decide to switch to other services. That would be an excellent improvement and one that should be adopted in the U.S.

I’ll be following this issue and report more details as the proposed rules are released.