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Privacy campaigners are up in arms about a European Parliament committee's decision to adopt a drafted opinion on data protection that some have argued further waters down Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding's proposed rewrite of DP law. Lobbyists from the European Digital Rights (EDRi) group warned that the move could cripple …

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Meh

What do you expect

If they can't get their annual pay rise, courtesy of the block by Cameron they will have to find alternative avenues to increase their bank balances.

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Advertising

Why does anyone - other than advertisers - think that advertisers need protected rights to push their way into our lives? They serve no useful purpose, and should be allowed to operate only when and where they can find willing people to consume their output. As someone said in a comment here earlier on in the week, there should be no right for anyone to advertise their wares outside their own property - if they can find a way to do it that doesn't intrude unnecessarily on the public, then that is fine, but it should not be the default situation that manufacturer/retailer A can push their stuff more broadly than from their own premises.

And another thing - anyone buying anything from cold-callers should be punished with 5 years imprisonment: they are the morons that allow cold-callers to exist.

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I kind of agree but you're getting into com

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So hand the data to a 3rd party and you can do whatever you like with it.

What can possibly go wrong with such a plan?

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