American eavesdropping

‘Better protection for EU citizens’

Published on 19 November 2013 at 11:44

The consequences of the revelations of the NSA's spying activities, were at the heart of talks between European Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding and US Attorney General Eric Holder held on November 18 in Washington, reports Luxembourg daily Luxemburger Wort.

Viviane Reding, "one the United States' most fervent critics during the espionage scandal," asked for better data protection for European citizens," the paper explains. "Data protection is a fundamental right in Europe and is non-negotiable," Reding said, demanding that European citizens in the US benefit from the same legal protection as US citizens in Europe. The newspaper continues

The US government knows that the Commissioner, unlike the meaningless excitement of public opinion, can do the most harm to US interests.

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