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French NGOs file complaint vs privacy breaches by NSA

Friday 12 July 2013 | 08:40 CET | News
Two French human rights NGOs have filed a complaint against persons unknown with the Paris prosecutor's office in the wake of revelations made by former US National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden at the end of June, Le Monde reports. The FIDH and LDH allege unlawful access to an automatic data processing system, illicit collection of personal data, violation of privacy, and prejudice to the secret of electronic correspondence. The FIDH said that the US's reaction "to these exceptionally grave accusations have not been of the same order. Since the 2011 Patriot Act, there have been

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