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EU data law changes "copied" from tech firm lobbyists

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Also named and shamed by Privacy International were Sajjad Karim, Conservative MEP for the North West of England, who allegedly proposed amendments with over 23% identical content, and Giles Chichester, Conservative MEP for South West England and Gibraltar, with 22% of content allegedly taken from lobbyist documents.


"Certain companies will always be willing and able to throw millions of dollars behind lobbying efforts to ensure that new legislation doesn't interfere with their business models - particularly if those models are dependent on invading people's rights to privacy and data protection," said Anna Fielder, a trustee of Privacy International

"We would hope that MEPs are taking all sides of the argument into account when making law, not just the richest and most powerful corporate interests."