Mar 072013
 
 March 7, 2013  Laws, Non-U.S.

Charles Arthur reports:

The UK is among nine countries lobbying Brussels to ease proposed rules on data protection – in a move that will come as a relief to US technology companies including Google and Facebook which have been increasingly concerned about potential effects on their business.

The US government has also lobbied the European commission not to toughen the rules, arguing that it would specifically hinder American companies through its proposed swingeing fines for data breaches, which could have been up to 2% of global turnover.

Read more on The Guardian.

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