[Techweekeurope] US Data Privacy Campaigners Support Brussels Against US Interference

Whilst the US government and a number of major corporations like Facebook lobby the European Commission to water down its data privacy proposals, other American groups are telling Brussels officials to press on with the plans.

The data protection directive and regulation laid out in full last January provoked a backlash from government bodies and private businesses who felt the Commission went too far. It proposed further enshrining the “right to be forgotten” in law, forcing companies to confess to data breaches within 24 hours and giving regulators the power to fine firms as much as two percent of their annual turnover for severe offences. [...]