EU Parliament Seeks To Protect Citizens From US Surveillance

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee said Wednesday that recent revelations about the United States’ government Internet surveillance program highlights the need to pass legislation to protect European Union citizens’ personal data.

Committee members also called for safeguards for personal data transferred outside the EU, according to a statement from the committee. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union officials agreed to convene a group of experts to explore the surveillance programs operated by the U.S., as Holder attempted to assuage fears about...
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