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US, EU plan data protection pact by 2014

US intelligence activities “led to regrettable tensions in the transatlantic relationship, which we seek to lessen,” according to the joint statement.

19th November, 2013
Angela Merkel

US and European Union officials have agreed to try to complete an agreement by mid-2014 to protect individuals’ private data while sharing information for law enforcement.

The news comes weeks after Europeans were angered by allegations that the US National Security Agency eavesdropped on world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

US Attorney General Eric Holder and Rand Beers, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, met yesterday with European Union Justice Commissioner...

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