NSA Spying Fallout Germany Wants Tighter UN Privacy Rules

Germany on Wednesday launched an effort to improve United Nations data protection regulations in light of the massive Internet surveillance undertaken by the US. Some top German officials would also like to see a data exchange treaty between the US and the EU suspended.
The former NSA listening station in Berlin.

The former NSA listening station in Berlin.

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