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Google leads call to change privacy law in US

An unlikely coalition of technology companies and campaign groups is calling for an overhaul of digital privacy laws in the US, a move it says would better safeguard businesses and individuals from the prying eyes of the government.

The group, which includes Google, Microsoft, the American Civil Liberties Union and others, on Tuesday launched a campaign called Digital Due Process, which it described as “an effort to modernise surveillance laws for the internet age”.