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European Policy, Privacy & Data

New Privacy Deal May Not Actually Stop U.S. Snooping

Huffington Post:

A new deal reached between the United States and European Union Tuesday would allow American companies like Facebook to continuing collecting personal data from people who live across the Atlantic.

While this might make business easier for corporations, experts are worried that without reform of surveillance laws in the United States, the new arrangement — known as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield — could still leave people vulnerable to the prying eyes of the American government.

“While the agreement should provide some increased privacy protections for the personal data of EU citizens, ultimately without reform of U.S. surveillance law, Privacy Shield will not be enough,” Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, the director for European affairs at the nonprofit Center for Democracy & Technology, told The Huffington Post in an email.

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