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Groups Accuse EU Parliament of "Caving In" To Pressure From Business and US 58

Posted by samzenpus
from the it-all-makes-perfect-sense-expressed-in-dollars-and-cents dept.
angry tapir writes "The European Parliament's industry committee has approved more than 900 amendments to proposed new data protection laws. Civil liberties groups and consumer organizations were quick to accuse members of the Parliament (MEPs) of caving in to pressure from big business and the U.S. 'The Conservative and Liberal parties in the Parliament have voted against the interests of European consumers, who expect MEPs to ensure existing E.U. data protection standards are not diluted,' said Monique Goyens, director general of the European consumer organization, BEUC."
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Groups Accuse EU Parliament of "Caving In" To Pressure From Business and US

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  • Re:How dare they (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 21, 2013 @04:54AM (#42964421)

    I think you're vastly missing the point.

    I don't use facebook, or any social network for that matter. Why should this company have access to my personal data through other avenues?

    That is the sort of thing these amendments allow. Perhaps you should RTFA before you chime in with your ill-informed opinion in future.

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