[EuObserver] Euro-deputies weaken data protection law

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A handful of euro-deputies in the industry committee (Itre) have introduced industry-backed amendments that weaken a draft EU regulation on protecting people’s private data on the Internet. […]

The effect of the adopted text would be to effectively rip up decades of privacy legislation in Europe, undermining trust and confidence – to the detriment of both citizens and business,” said the Brussels-based NGO, European Digital Rights (EDRi), in a statement following the vote earlier this week. […]

Pro-privacy advocates argue that all the data, pseudonymous or not, should come under the data protection regulation. […]