European Data Protection Digest

Will NSA Revelations Be A Game Changer?

PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

June 20, 2013

From connections between the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and various leaders at Internet companies to questions of whether the NSA leaks will prompt an EU data protection rewrite, reports on the continued implications of the recent revelations abound. The Irish Times highlights comments from European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Viviane Reding during a press conference with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Reports also cite comments from European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx addressing European institutions tracking website users in breach of EU data protection rules. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor highlights the key headlines, including a recent report from The New York Times on the connection between a former Facebook CSO and the NSA, a Reuters report on Wednesday’s cloud security summit and Sir Martin Sorrell’s comments in The Guardian that the NSA revelations are a “game changer.”
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