NSA Spying To Bolster Calls For Strict EU Privacy Regime

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT) -- The revelation that the Obama administration is collecting vast troves of phone and Internet records has prompted outcries from European Union officials that attorneys say could undermine aggressive efforts by Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other U.S. companies to water down the bloc's proposal to tighten its data protection regime.

Since reports emerged last week about secret intelligence-gathering programs that allow the National Security Agency to routinely seize customer data from Google, Facebook and others, EU regulators and lawmakers have been quick to demand clarification from...
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