EU, US set up working group on surveillance


European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso gives a press conference with the Lithuanian President during a Presidency opening ceremony at the National Art Gallery in Vilnius on July 5, 2013.

Move is part of trade deal negotiations

A EU-US working group on data protection and privacy will convene on Monday July 8, European Commission President Jose Barroso confirmed earlier today. 

According to Barroso, the EU will be represented by the Commission, the Presidency of the Council and the External Action Service. The meeting will be on the EU side chaired by the Commission and the Presidency.

Its task is to clarify issues such as data protection and privacy rights of European Union citizens, falling within the comp...

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