Privacy groups urge US to stop lobbying against EU data privacy laws

While European politicians continue to debate and scrutinize ever-amending drafts of the new EU Data Protection Regulation—which seeks to replace an outdated and flaw-ridden 1995 directive—they noted that Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) reported that U.S. policymakers are “mounting an unprecedented lobbying campaign to limit the protections that European law would provide.”

While the EU is trying to put in place uniform legislation to protect consumer data privacy, US legislation like the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act undermine those efforts, according to the report.