On the plus side of the Prism mess, which continued to unfold over the WE, it seems that the EU might get its act together.
A tiny detail is missing in Reuters’ piece: the debate on the Data Protection Directive has been raging for some time now. But what should have been a no-brainer piece of legislation is being subjected to the largest lobbying effort (in French; Google translation) ever known in the EU parliament. US firms have been busy writing our privacy laws, spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt.
If you are an EU citizen, I’d like to invite you to email your EU member of parliament, and chime in on the matter. You’ll find each member’s email on their respective page. In the event you’ve never contacted them to date, you might be interested to know that some of them actually read their emails and reply.