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Reding: U.S. Must Allow Europeans To Sue Agencies That Violate Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

November 18, 2013

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding says the U.S. can win back EU trust by allowing EU citizens the right to sue U.S. agencies that violate their privacy, Bloomberg reports. Reding said today’s meeting between EU and U.S. officials must make progress toward enforceable rights. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge of the National Security Agency’s telephone spying program, and two district courts will hear challenges to NSA snooping. In Luxembourg, Europe v. Facebook wants more specific answers on the federal data protection commissioner’s ruling that Microsoft and Skype did not break privacy law by transferring EU user data back to the U.S.
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