[Techweekeurope] American NGOs Urge Their Government To Support EU Privacy Proposals

An open letter from US consumer and civil liberties bodies has asked the American government to support European efforts to introduce strict data privacy rules – which US companies such as Facebook have been opposing. [...]

Several months later, the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection voted in favour of relaxing the Regulation proposals. “This vote shows how much the European Parliament can be influenced by the massive lobbying driven mostly by giant US corporations (banks, insurance and Internet services) going against the interest of EU citizens,” wrote Jérémie Zimmermann in a statement from French activists La Quadrature Du Net. [...]