German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed establishing a European communications network with a view to ensuring data protection in the EU. The network will avoid passing emails and other data through the United States. Chancellor Merkel said she would discuss the issue on Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande.

The EU has been deeply worried following Edward Snowden’s revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the mobile phones of leaders from US allied cou...

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