Obama administration convinced EU to drop measure that would have blocked #NSA spying
Senior officials in the Obama administration successfully lobbied the European Union’s executive body to drop an “anti-#FISA clause” from its privacy legislation over a year ago, the Financial Times reports. That measure, if adopted, could have blocked the U.S. requests for European citizens’ computer and telephone data that are made as part of the just-revealed PRISM program.
The measure was dropped from consideration in January 2012, after debate within the European Union, according to the British newspaper.
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