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EU Data Protection Reform: Lead MEP In ‘t Veld Criticises Undue Lobbying by US Authorities

March 14, 2013 - Citizens & Consumers | ICT

In 2012, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy. Commissioner Viviane Reding has separated the rules into a regulation, for general practice, and a directive, for law enforcement. Leading ICT journalist, Jennifer Baker, is joined by Sophie in ‘t Veld MEP (ALDE), to discuss the details of data protection reform in the EU.

“What I did not appreciate is that at the drafting stage, that is before the official legislative proposals were submitted to the European Parliament, the US Mission has been involved in drafting.”

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