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U.S. Attorney General Defends Umbrella Agreement

PRIVACY LAW—U.S. & EU

September 20, 2011

Speaking with the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defended data sharing agreements between the EU and U.S., saying there was "not one single example of privacy being breached," the BBC reports. Holder added that the U.S. is committed to privacy protection but said the EU and U.S. "should not impose each other's system on each other." Although Holder did not provide details about the current negotiations between the EU and U.S., he did say that they are "much closer than some might have suggested."
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