Skip to comments.Germany and France to hold talks on protecting EU data from NSA
Posted on 02/17/2014 6:40:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
German leader Angela Merkel has said she will hold talks with France on creating safe communication networks in the EU in the wake of the US spy scandal.
She said in her weekly podcast on Sunday (16 February) that: We will speak to France about this and about all things regarding what kind of European providers we have who can offer security for our citizens: So [that] we dont even have to go with our emails and other information over the Atlantic, but that we can set up safe communication networks within Europe.
She noted the EU is currently in talks on a new data protection law, due to be agreed by the end of the year. But she added: It is not so easy to negotiate, because some countries have less data protection than Germany and we dont want our data protection to be watered down. On the other hand, [US firms] Google or Facebook, of course, settle where the level of data protection is lowest, and we cant welcome that in the long run in Europe.
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Increasingly the NSA will be able to spy ONLY on Americans.