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Baroness, Green Disagree in Public Over Regulation

PRIVACY LAW—EU

June 4, 2013

Euractiv reports on a public clash between two European Parliament lawmakers charged with guiding the proposed EU data protection regulation through the governing body. Last week, German Green MEP Jan Philip Albrecht in an interview said, “Some groups in Brussels are now acting against what the European Commission has proposed on the basis of what the Parliament has demanded before,” adding, “If we pass through a legislation undermining what we have said in our resolution, undermining current law, then I think we will completely lose the trust in the European Parliament and the European Union as a whole.” In response, UK MEP Sarah Ludford posted an e-mailed response to Albrecht on her website stating she was “unpleasantly surprised” at the “highly irresponsible and misleading interview” he had given. Editor’s Note: A recent Privacy Perspectives post delves into the heightened rhetoric surrounding the proposed regulation.
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