Tom Brewster reports:
BT has joined the group of organisations, mostly from the US, lobbying to have EU proposals on privacy watered down, TechWeekEurope has found out. The lobbying is apparently proviing effective, as MEPs have been accused of pandering to lobbyists’ concerns.
A host of US companies, including Amazon, eBay, Facebook and Yahoo, have been huckstering with EU officials, as they seek to amend the draft Data Protection Regulation and Directive outlined by the European Commission last year. An EC official told TechWeek last year that “extreme” US attempts to radically alter the laws were being resisted.
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