The European Central Bank has refused to show what it knew about Greece's mounting debts since 2001.
Politicians table amendments from industry as their own suggestions. Defenders of new data rules use the same copy-past technique.
Suggested new EU rules for data protection might not only ban blogs, Facebook updates, and tweets. Authorities will have to redact official archives by deleting names in documents.
Documents showing how Greece hid the size of its public debt for years, and a possible dubious role of the European Central Bank might still be disclosed to the public.