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MEPs copy-pasting amendments from US lobbyists

Publisher: 
EU Observer
Publication date: 
12-Feb-2013
Author(s): 
Nikolaj Nielsen
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Among the names cited by the London-based NGO, Privacy International, in a report out on Monday (11 February) is British Conservative deputy Malcolm Harbour, who chairs the parliament’s internal market committee and who acts as his group's shadow rapporteur on the data bill.

The advocacy group said that he "proposed amendments with over 25 percent of content copied directly from lobby papers."

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Other names cited by Privacy International include British Conservative MEPs Sajjad Karim and Giles Chichester.