[InfoWorld] EU data protection bill threatens citizens' rights, warns civil rights coalition

'Unprecedented' lobbying by big tech companies, the U.S. government, and advertisers could result in a bill that severely weakens privacy rights, coalition says. [...]

The civil liberties coalition, which includes Access, Bits of Freedom, EDRI, La Quadrature du Net and Privacy International, has set up a website, nakedcitizens.eu, to help concerned citizens contact their representatives in the Parliament. The groups have also presented a report based on their analysis of the proposed amendments. [...]

"Without effective privacy protection, our personal lives are laid bare, to be used and abused by business and governments," said Joe McNamee of European Digital Rights and spokesperson of the coalition. [...]