[TechWeekEurope] Privacy Activists Doorstep Facebook To Complain About EU Lobbying

Privacy activists called on Facebook’s London headquarters today to deliver a report which say European regulations designed to protect privacy have been crippled by recent amendments that came in response to a lobbying campaign by Facebook and other tech giants. [...]

These amendments, activists say, are partly the result of pressure by lobbyists, from tech companies including Facebook, as well as Amazon and Google. Earlier this year, it emerged some MEPs appear to have taken recommendations from tech vendors and pasted them directly into their formal consultation submissions. [...]

"This will allow companies unknown to citizens to process personal data relating to these citizens if the companies believe it is in their ‘best interest’ to do so. That would make an already big loophole even more broad and permit all sorts of processing without the consent of the individual,” the report read.