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European Advocates, Officials Investigating U.S. Surveillance

SURVEILLANCE—EU & U.S.

August 20, 2013

European privacy advocates are demanding details on the extent of U.S. surveillance efforts, the Associated Press reports. The Article 29 Working Party, a conglomerate of data protection agencies across Europe, said it wrote to EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding to demand “specifics regarding the exact nature of data collected” by the NSA’s PRISM program and details on U.S. authorities’ access to European citizens’ data. Meanwhile, the Working Party has outlined the issues it aims to pursue as it investigates PRISM.
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