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EU Data Protection Proposal Taken Word For Word From US Lobbyists 108

Qedward writes "Glyn Moody looks at the proposed EU directive on Data Protection — and how some of the proposed amendments seem to be cut and pasted directly from the American Chamber of Commerce — that well-known European organisation... You might ask, Glyn writes, who are these MEPs representing — some 500 million EU citizens that pay their salary or a bunch of extremely rich U.S. companies intent on taking away our privacy?" Lobbyplag lets you look at which lobbyist wrote each part of the bill. Fears of the U.S. exerting undue influence seem to be justified.
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EU Data Protection Proposal Taken Word For Word From US Lobbyists

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  • by TheP4st ( 1164315 ) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @08:01AM (#42869999)
    Reminds me about this from The Truth by Terry Pratchett:

    Mr Tulip looked down at the departing coach

    'From what I hear he mostly doesn't do a --ing thing!' he complained

    'Yeah,' said M. Pin smoothly. 'One of the hardest things to do properly in Politics'

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