NSA Reforms Won't Deter EU's Sweeping Privacy Plans

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 9:08 PM EST) -- Because they retained the agency's mass data collection, President Barack Obama's modest reforms to the National Security Agency will do little to help multinational corporations in their quest to quell the European Union's privacy concerns and water down the EU's dreaded data-protection overhaul, experts say.

In a Jan. 17 speech, Obama outlined several changes to the government's much-maligned domestic and foreign intelligence-gathering capabilities, including the imposition of restrictions on the NSA's ability to query Americans' phone records and the creation of safeguards that will extend certain...
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