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Merkel proposes European secure communication network

Monday 17 February 2014 | 09:23 CET | News
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the US. Merkel has been pushing for greater data protection in Europe following reports last year of mass surveillance in Germany and elsewhere by the US National Security Agency, including even Merkel's mobile phone. In her weekly podcast, the Chancellor said that she disapproved of companies such as Google and Facebook basing their operations in countries with low levels of data protection while being

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