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Biden: U.S. Will Work With EU on Data Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

May 7, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden is urging the European Parliament to allow terror investigators from the U.S. to access citizens' data and is pledging to protect privacy, Reuters reports. "I am absolutely confident that we can succeed to both use the tool and guarantee privacy," Biden said in a speech given Thursday in Brussels. The European Parliament must approve any new agreement on sharing data, with talks due to start this month. The EU's executive commission has vowed to win improvements in privacy protection, the report states, but some MEPs want more safeguards--such as assurances from the U.S. that unused data will be stored for as little time as possible.
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