Derek Scally reports:
Germany is double-dealing on European data regulations, according to negotiators on a new EU regulation, by demanding high privacy standards in public while promising lobbyists to lower proposed standards in closed-door Brussels talks.
Negotiations to replace the 1995 EU data privacy laws, governing who can retain user data and for what purpose, reach a critical stage next week in Brussels. Recent German amendments to the proposed regulation during negotiations at the council of minister have taken other countries – and privacy campaigners – by surprise.
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