Merkel wants more EU data surveillance powers

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed increased data surveillance to fight terrorism. “We will not let them divide us,” she told German parliament Thursday, calling for new EU rules soon on data retention. Her statement contrasts with the anger in Germany over US mass surveillance of internet traffic.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: data retention, surveillance, terrorism

Posted on Friday 16 January 2015

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