[OutLaw] Data protection law drafts copied straight from lobby papers, campaigners claim

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) copied text suggested by major US-based business groups into draft provisions they would like to see incorporated into a reformed EU data protection framework, campaigners have claimed. [...]

"We have decided not to disclose [the] names [of the MEPs who the group claim copied the lobby group text] in the documents we put online," he added. "It is not our intention to target individual MEPs, but to show how years of lobbying by the industry perfectly worked and is now possibly destroying our rights. The IT industry is about to kill our fundamental right to data protection and privacy and some parliamentarians apparently do not even notice when assisting them." [...]