European Data Protection Digest

Scholars Defend Privacy Law

PRIVACY LAW—EU

March 14, 2013

In response to increased industry lobbying seeking to weaken the European Commission’s draft data protection law, more than 80 academics have signed an online petition in support of the proposed regulation at the Data Protection in Europe website, reports euobserver. “Pro-industry groups are pushing amendments into the regulation to help shape parliamentary committee opinion reports,” leading more scholars to defend the law in an effort to “help shift the debate away from the industry’s view,” the report states.
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