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NSA Leaks Increase EU-U.S. Tensions; Google Reveals Some Gov’t Sharing Details

SURVEILLANCE—EU & U.S.

June 13, 2013

The recent leaks of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs are increasing tension between the U.S. and EU. Financial Times reports that the Obama administration lobbied in 2012 to have certain measures removed from the proposed EU data protection regulation that would have “limited the ability of U.S. intelligence agencies to spy on EU citizens.” The Privacy Advisor’s continuing coverage of the recent leaks also looks at recent revelations by Google of how it shares user data when it receives national security requests, and more.
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