[CSO] EU data protection vote delayed again

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An important vote on the future of the European Union’s privacy laws has been delayed again. […]

In a published statement, digital rights group La Quadrature du Net said that as it currently stands, the regulation would significantly strengthen citizens’ rights. But it added that in response to the Commission proposal, « powerful companies, mainly based in United States (banks, insurances and Internet services), have led an unprecedented lobbying campaign. »

« Their goal is to make withdraw from the final version of the Regulation those proposals aimed at protecting citizens’ personal data. Before this vote, we have to make certain that civil liberties MEPs will not break under lobby pressure, » said organization spokesman Jérémie Zimmermann.