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EU Resists US Lobbying As Privacy War Looms 131

judgecorp writes "The European Commission is resisting pressure from US firms and public bodies designed to derail its privacy proposals, which include the 'right to be forgotten' that would allow users to demand their data be removed from Internet sites. Facebook and others oppose the right to be forgotten as it would interfere with their ability to market stuff at friends and connections of their users."
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EU Resists US Lobbying As Privacy War Looms

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  • Re:And... (Score:3, Funny)

    by maroberts (15852) on Thursday December 06, 2012 @03:26AM (#42201583) Homepage Journal

    What kind of leverage/offer do they have (particularly the US firms)

    I thought you cannot bribe (erm... lobby) European politicians as directly as in US?

    There are plenty of ways to bribe people, perhaps you would like come out to this extremely nice 5* restaurant whilst we discuss the matter. Don't forget to bring your wife/mistress too.

  • Re:And... (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 06, 2012 @08:20AM (#42202759)

    It's not America. Here in Europe we have had centuries to turn corruption into a civil, polite art.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard