European Data Protection Digest

German DPAs Pass Resolution on PRISM, Other Programs

SURVEILLANCE—GERMANY & U.S.

September 12, 2013

The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and 16 German state data protection authorities (DPAs) have passed a resolution on the PRISM, Tempora and XKeyscore surveillance programs, reports Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The DPAs said more should be done to understand the scope of the programs and whether German federal authorities illegally shared personal data with other countries. The DPAs call for the development of national, European and international laws to ensure privacy is fully protected, provide more safeguards when it comes to IT systems and a review of the EU-U.S. passenger name records agreement.
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