The personal data protection from the US perspective

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A shadow of a journalist is casted on posters announcing the visit of a European Parliament delegation visit to the US during a press conference at the European Union headquarters in Washington, DC on October 30, 2013

US Congressman and representatives from Facebook, Microsoft and Google were invited to the EP to talk on mass surveillance


A “scary” US draft law on mass surveillance is being prepared according to US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland security and Investigations. He was invited to speak to MEPs during the 9th parliamentary hearing on the topic held on Monday. “The bill puts everything the NSA (National Security Agency) has been doing into law,” he said.

Representatives from Facebook, Google and Microsoft also participated in the debate, called t...


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