US Undermining Key EU Privacy Rules, Groups Say

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 7:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. government is aggressively lobbying to limit a sweeping proposed overhaul of the European Union's data protection regime, siding with business leaders who say the proposal is far too strict, privacy groups said in a letter Friday seeking a sit-down with administration officials.

In a letter to government leaders including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Ambassador William Kennard, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Consumer Watchdog and 15 other organizations requested a meeting to discuss the government's stance on...
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