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Coalition: Revised Law Would Undermine Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—EU

April 26, 2013

A coalition of international civil liberties groups is contending that proposed changes to the EU’s data protection regulation “would strip citizens of their privacy rights,” IDG News Service reports. The move to create one regulation to replace the existing data protection laws in the EU’s 27 member states “obviously requires compromise, but many parliamentarians report never seeing lobbying on such a scale before,” the report states, noting the civil liberties coalition, which includes such groups as EDRI and Privacy International, has set up a website “to help concerned citizens contact their representatives in the Parliament.” Editor’s Note: At the recent IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive, industry representatives and privacy experts weighed in on the implications of the proposed EU data protection regulation.
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