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Advocates Request Meeting With Officials

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

February 5, 2013

More than a dozen privacy groups have requested a meeting with top-ranking U.S. officials in an effort to push back against the reported lobbying by U.S. industries during the EU’s update to its privacy framework, The Hill reports. The groups state that many of the EU’s proposals are similar to proposals recommended in the Obama administration’s Privacy Bill of Rights. In a letter, the groups wrote that during meetings in Brussels, European Parliament members and staff “reported that both the U.S. government and U.S. industry are mounting an unprecedented lobbying campaign to limit the protections that European law would provide.” They added, “We expect leadership from those who represent the United States overseas, and we expect that the views of American consumers and privacy advocates, not simply business leaders, will be conveyed to your counterparts.”
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