EU Commissioner Wants Legal Options For US Spy Targets

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 1:45 PM EST) -- The European Union’s justice commissioner on Monday argued that an agreement on transatlantic data sharing for criminal investigations should open the U.S. government to legal action from EU citizens alleging wrongful e-snooping, saying the concession would “restore trust” frayed by the government spying scandal.

Commissioner Viviane Reding issued the statement in advance of a meeting with U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials in Washington on long-running negotiations for a comprehensive data privacy and protection agreement allowing both sides to transfer personal...
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