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EU Resists US Lobbying As Privacy War Looms 131

Posted by samzenpus
from the fighting-the-good-fight dept.
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:5, Informative)

    by bitingduck (810730) on Thursday December 06, 2012 @03:38AM (#42201641) Homepage

    Hehe -- and if all else fails, your wife might get these mistress pictures sent to her :)

    It's Europe - she doesn't care: Mitterand Funeral [wordpress.com]

  • Re:And... (Score:5, Informative)

    by clemdoc (624639) on Thursday December 06, 2012 @04:10AM (#42201747)
    Ernst Strasser, Austrian (former) MEP is just on trial for offering to sell his influence for EUR 100.000,-
    Problem is, the so-called lobbyists where british journalists.
    There are fine videos on youtube (he actually speaks english, ahem, sort of) as well, try to spill not your coffee though.
  • Re:And... (Score:4, Informative)

    by ewanm89 (1052822) on Thursday December 06, 2012 @07:25AM (#42202477) Homepage

    Actually, it was in reply to the wife part. It was quite common (especially in France, but also in England and Scotland) for the king or their heir apparent to marry for political alliances but maintain a mistress (in France, sometimes more than one simultaneously). Therefore the Queens/Wives knew about it and were often quite happy with the arrangement. Frequently the mistress was given title, power in the royal court and rather luxurious lodgings. They also were often married themselves. The most famous of these is Jeanne Antoinette Poisson also known as Madame de Pompadour who had a cordial relationship with the queen of France,

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