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EC calls for new EU-US data protection agreements

Wednesday 27 November 2013 | 17:06 CET | News
The European Commission has issued a series of recommendations aimed at restoring trust after the revelations of widespread spying by US intelligence services of private communications in the EU. In addition to a quick adoption of the pending reform of the EU's data protection directive, the EC wants a reform of the existing Safe Harbour agreement that controls the transfer of private data used for commercial purposes between the the EU and US. A report published simultaneously on the functioning of the agreement shows the scheme "deficient in several respects", the EC said. It wants

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