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Website: Proposals Taken Word-for-Word from Lobbyists

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

February 13, 2013

A website has revealed that some MEPs are taking direction from U.S. lobbyists with the intent to soften the EU’s proposed privacy framework, TechWorld reports. The site compared amendment language with text submitted by certain U.S.-based lobbyists and found that many of the alterations were copied word-for-word, the report states. Europe Versus Facebook’s Max Schrems said though there are legitimate business interests, a majority of the lobbying seeks “to push through small changes in key points that make the whole structure of the law unstable.”
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