Europeans should control their B2B data, says EU commissioner

The United States and China are the world's leaders in harvesting and exploiting personal data and the European Union must make sure the same thing does not happen when it comes to business-to-business data, the new EU commissioner for the internal market said.

Thierry Breton did not give details on how this might be achieved in an interview with the financial daily Les Echos published on Tuesday. But his remarks after one month in the job shed light on the direction he wants to pursue.