[Wired] MEPs copied US lobbyists's Data Protection Regulation amendments verbatim

An open source tool has been launched to identify the influence US lobbyists have had on the EU Data Protection Regulation. [...]

"There were a lot of rumours about Washington-style, very intense and sophisticated lobbying in Brussels on the EU Data Protection Regulation," Schrems told Wired.co.uk. "Many MEPs I have talked to have said that they have never seen such intense lobbying before -- now it becomes obvious that it has worked quite well, if a number of MEPs are not only doing what the US industry wants, but even copying things word-by-word." [...]