Silicon Valley Companies Lobbying Against Europe’s Privacy Proposals

Silicon Valley technology companies and the United States government are pushing hard against Europe’s effort to enact sweeping privacy protection for digital data.Several proposed laws working their way through the European Parliament could give 500 million consumers the ability to block or limit many forms of online Web tracking and targeted advertising. All the major American tech companies have directed their lobbyists in Brussels, where the Parliament is based, to press to weaken or remove these proposals from the European provisions.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/technology/eu-privacy-proposal-lays-bare-differences-with-us.html

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