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Brazil Calls for End to “Excessive Electronic Surveillance”

PRIVACY LAW—BRAZIL & U.S.

November 12, 2013

Following the country’s outrage over the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying scandal and calls for new legislation, Brazil has put forth a resolution calling for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, BBC News reports. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who canceled a trip to Washington, DC, following reports that the NSA had intercepted data from her office, said the U.S. has broken international law. "Friendly governments and societies that seek to build a true strategic partnership, as in our case, cannot allow recurring illegal actions to take place as if they were normal," Rousseff said. "They are unacceptable.”
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