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European Parliament calls for suspension of US data-sharing

Wednesday 12 March 2014 | 14:34 CET | News
The European Parliament has called for a suspension of agreements with the US on sharing of private data in response to the revelations of wide-scale communications surveillance by US National Security Agency. The resolution passed by MEPs also threatens to suspend EU talks on a bilateral trade deal with the mass surveillance does not stop immediately. The resolution, passed by in a vote of 588 for, 78 against and 60 abstentions, follows a six-month inquiry into the NSA allegations revealed by former government security contractor Edward Snowden. The Parliament recommends the EU suspend

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