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EU privacy watchdogs concerned about EU-US data pact

Friday 17 February 2017 | 11:31 CET | News
European Union data privacy watchdogs have raised concerns about how the US administration's crackdown on illegal immigration will affect the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, reports Reuters, citing unnamed EU officials. The executive order signed by Trump on 25 January directs US agencies to "exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information." Officials responsible for protecting the privacy of data in the 28 EU countries said they would write to US authorities "pointing out

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Companies: European Commission
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