Captured states – e-Privacy Regulation victim of a “lobby onslaught”
Compared to non-governmental organisations and trade unions, private corporations are far better equipped to influence European level decision-making. A report “Captured states: when EU governments are a channel for corporate interests” by Corporate Europe Observatory’s (CEO) describes the various ways corporations approach the Member States of the European Union to maximise their impact.
FOIA request confirms data protection is not a barrier to trade
As the EU works to reform its data protection rules, it is concurrently negotiating various high-profile trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). One of the most trending topics in both the EU data protection reform and the trade agenda are so-called “data flows”.