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Data Protection, NSA Votes Won; Net Neutrality Next

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - Last week I asked people to write to their MEPs about two important votes in the European Parliament on Wednesday: one regarding data protection, the other surveillance. Lots of people obviously did that, and not just here in the UK: both votes went through with huge majorities. That's not to say that the results are perfect, but they are probably as good as we could have hoped for in the circumstances, and represent a real win for democracy in Europe given the bitter lobbying that was deployed against them.

Here are the main points of the data protection proposals as summarized in the European Parliament's press release on the vote: