"The Industry Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament today adopted a disastrously badly drafted Opinion on data protection. The effect of the adopted text would be to effectively rip up decades of privacy legislation in Europe, undermining trust and confidence – to the detriment of both citizens and business.
"There are positives to be drawn out of this result," said Joe McNamee, Executive Director of EDRi. "The majority was not huge and the number of bad amendments was reduced over the past few days, in order to scrape this majority together. It is becoming increasingly difficult in the Parliament to find majorities for measures which are destructive to citizens’ rights".