Stephanie Bodoni reports:
European Union privacy regulators are probing possible violations of the bloc’s data protection rules through the “large-scale” surveillance of people’s data by U.S. spy programs such as Prism.
Recent disclosures on how U.S. intelligence agencies collect data of foreign nationals “are of great concern,” Jacob Kohnstamm, head of the group of 28 EU privacy watchdogs, said in a letter to the bloc’s Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding.
The group “considers it is its duty to also assess independently to what extent the protection provided by EU data protection legislation is at risk and possibly breached.”
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