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EU-U.S. Safe Harbor, Australian Gov’t Actions Questioned

SURVEILLANCE

October 8, 2013

Press TV reports on the European Parliament's Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens Inquiry’s discussion on the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor data sharing agreement and concerns “the system is flawed and allows for wide-scale abuse by the firms themselves and easy infiltration by U.S. intelligence agencies.” Christopher Connolly of Australian-based consulting firm Galexia told the committee that “many claims of Safe Harbor membership are false”—to the tune of 427 organizations “with hundreds of millions of customers.” Meanwhile, ABC News reports on documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws showing Australia’s government “knew about the secret U.S. Internet spying program PRISM months before a whistleblower made details public.”
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