EU lawmakers attack US over snooping programs
This Monday, June 10, 2013 photo shows the National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. The Obama administration says it has no plans to end a broad U.S. spy program that it says is keeping America safe from terrorists. That comes as the White House faces fresh anger at home and from abroad over its secretive surveillance system that tracks phone and Internet messages around the world. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 am
BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union lawmakers took aim at the United States Tuesday for its recently revealed data snooping program, attacking Washington for treating its European allies as "foreigners" who are legitimate targets for surveillance.
The four major groups at the legislature all condemned the U.S. programs and the EU's top justice official said she will confront U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on whether U.S. services are vetting data of EU citizens and companies, and will insist on the fundamental respect of rights.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 am.