Nov 082011
 November 8, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance, U.S.

Zack Whittaker reports:

European lawmakers have been revising and updating the data protection laws that apply to all 27 European member states, after it was discovered that the United States can use the Patriot Act to access European citizens’ data without their consent.

The European Commission’s justice commissioner Viviane Reding met with German Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner, discussed the new directive yesterday and outlined plans for the updated law to compel any non-European company — with customers or clients within Europe — to comply with European regulations.

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