[CSOOnline] EU Parliament makes more than 900 changes to data privacy law

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IDG News Service — The European Parliament’s industry committee has approved more than 900 amendments to proposed new data protection laws. […]

But according to Jeremie Zimmermann of La Quadrature Du Net, « Most of the compromise amendments attempt to modify the report by relaxing the obligations made to actors collecting personal data. »

Digital activists are concerned about text that would allow companies that control data and third parties to process personal data without informing consumers, on grounds of « legitimate interest » except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. […]