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Leaked EU document hints at watered down data laws

A 300-page document pertaining to European data protection has been leaked by activists. Privacy International, Panoptykon Foundation, Access and European Digital Rights released the document and said “Some of the council’s proposals gut data protection of all meaning”. The document seems to suggest that the draft legislation, which continues to move slowly through Brussels, will be watered down to be more business friendly, ahead of its expected introduction in 2018. The document suggests that proposals relating to consent, data breach notification and online traffic have been amended in a fashion that will be welcomed by data marketing firms.

John Noble