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DOC’s Kerry To EU: Don't Worry About It

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

August 30, 2013

As he prepares to leave the Department of Commerce, General Counsel Cameron Kerry gave a speech Wednesday at the German Marshall Fund of the United States aimed to reassure European officials that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is not violating their privacy rights, The Hill reports. Kerry said it would be a sad outcome if the NSA disclosures led to “Internet policy-making and governance in which countries became a series of walled gardens with governments holding the keys to locked gates. But that is where we will end up if all data has to stay on servers located in the nation in which a citizen lives or where a device is located."
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