Phillip Oltermann reports:
Britain has been accused of trying to impede data protection reforms that would make it more difficult for spy agencies to get hold of material online.
The European parliament is planning to vote on a new, unified law for EU member states in the next few weeks, but activists fear Britain is deliberately obstructing the path to new legislation.
Speaking at an international conference on data protection in Warsaw on Thursday, the UK information commissioner, Christopher Graham, said the first draft of the proposed regulation was “too dirigiste”. Britain was “not interested in regulation that is a to-do list”.
Read more in The Guardian.