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How Europe Is Taking Online Privacy Far More Seriously Than The U.S., By Andrea Peterson

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Despite public sentiment, it's unlikely major tech companies will change their approach to privacy without a fight. After all, big data is big business, and those businesses spend big money to keep it that way. Facebook has upped its lobbying spending more than three-fold from $351,390 in 2010 to $1,350,000 in 2011 and started a PAC last year to raise money for political candidates last year. Google nearly doubled its lobbying from to $5,160,000 in 2010 to $9,680,000 in 2011. Both companies along with Amazon are founding members of the new Internet Association lobby announced last week.

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