Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mapping European Data Privacy

After this year's revelations about the NSA's surveillance of European citizens' phone calls and e-mail and its bugging of European leaders, you would have thought that the Europeans would be pretty keen on firming up their data privacy laws. Well if you though that you would have been wrong.

According to LobbyPlag most European countries don't support new data privacy laws. The European Union is currently negotiating new data privacy laws which will replace all existing national laws on data privacy. LobbyPlag is mapping and tracking support and opposition to the new data privacy proposals across the EU.

The map shows in red those countries that are against more data privacy and in green those in favour. Users can click on each of the countries to discover which of their MEP's are most against more data privacy and which are most in favour.

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