David Meyer writes:
It’s no secret that the big U.S. tech firms have very active lobbying operations in Europe — operations that are in overdrive right now, due to the ongoing revision of the EU’s Data Protection Regulation. But you may be surprised to see how literally some members of the European Parliament are taking those lobbyists’ suggestions, which tend to favour the watering-down of the EU privacy proposals.
On Monday Max Schrems, the self-styled scourge of Facebook who has forced several changes in the way the social network treats people’s data in Europe, published a comparison table (PDF warning) that shows how entire passages have been copied, word-for-word, from lobbying documents into proposed amendments to the new regulation.
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