US, EU Look To Mend Fences With Data-Sharing Pact

Law360, Chicago (November 19, 2013, 6:37 PM EST) -- After a meeting held under the cloud of recent revelations concerning U.S. surveillance programs, U.S. and European officials said Monday that they hoped to help ease tensions by hammering out an intelligence agreement before next summer on transatlantic data sharing for law enforcement.

In a joint statement, the two sides acknowledged that the meeting between U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials and their EU counterparts touched on the spying scandal that has unfolded this year following leaks of classified documents by...
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