123 Proposed EU Data Protection amendments taken word for word from US Lobbyists
Tuesday 12th February, 2013
An interesting article by Glyn Moody reveals that certain MEPs are putting forward changes to the proposed EU directive on Data Protection which are taken word for word from amendments suggested by US Lobbyists.
According to the website LobbyPlag, there are four British MEPs involved:
- Malcolm Harbour
- MEP West Midlands Region, Conservative
- (firstname.lastname@example.org): Amendments with lobby content: 14 of 55 (25.45%25)
- Giles Chichester
- MEP South West Region, Conservative
- (email@example.com): Amendments with lobby content: 10 of 44 (22.73%25)
- Sajjad Karim
- MEP North West Region, Conservative
- (firstname.lastname@example.org): Amendments with lobby content: 13 of 55 (23.64%25)
- Emma McClarkin
- MEP East Midlands Region, Conservative
- (email@example.com): Amendments with lobby content: 1 of 8 (12.50%25)
If they happen to represent the region you live in ...
... you might ask them who exactly they think they represent: you and the other 500 million EU citizens that pay their salary, currently running at around £80,000 per year, or a bunch of extremely rich US companies that are intent on taking away our privacy so that they can get even richer?
Read the original article for more details.Someone has already suggested that Europe requires it's own version of the zero rupee note.
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