EU Regulators Rip Proposal Relaxing Consumer Data Rules

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT) -- Europe's privacy regulators on Monday urged lawmakers to scrap a proposal that would give companies like Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. more leeway to use consumer data for unintended purposes, saying that the change would erode consumers' right to know how their information is being used.

In an opinion laying out their views on the data protection principle of purpose limitation, the Article 29 Working Party criticized the European Commission's proposal to loosen the current restrictions on processing personal data for reasons that are incompatible with...
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