Welcome to Vape.to ! Log in or Sign up to interact with the Vape.to community.

EU lawmakers back data-sharing deal on security, terrorism with U.S.

Discussion in 'Non Vape Related News' started by news, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. news

    news Active Member

    Likes Received:

    A worker adjusts European Union and U.S. flags at the start of the 2nd round of EU-US trade negotiations for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels November 11, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

    By Foo Yun Chee | BRUSSELS

    BRUSSELS European Parliament lawmakers backed a data-sharing deal on Thursday with the United States for security and terrorism investigations which aims to safeguard data exchanged between national authorities.

    The deal follows allegations of mass U.S. spying in 2013 which strained trans-Atlantic relations and triggered privacy concerns over what enforcement agencies plan to do with the huge amount of data they amass.

    The green light from the parliament's committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs is expected to be followed by approval from the European Union as a whole on Dec. 1.

    Six years in the making, the so-called umbrella agreement aims to safeguard personal data such as names, addresses and criminal records exchanged between police and judicial authorities, and between companies and law enforcement authorities in criminal investigations.

    "EU citizens will have the same rights as U.S. citizens when they seek judicial redress before U.S. courts. This is a major step for the enforcement of fundamental rights for EU citizens," lawmaker Axel Voss said in a statement.

    (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Dominic Evans)

    Next In World News


    Aleppo rebels agree U.N. aid plan; Russia, Syria yet to okay: U.N.

    GENEVA Syrian armed opposition groups in besieged east Aleppo have agreed to a U.N. plan for aid delivery and medical evacuations, but the U.N. is waiting for a green light from Russia and the Syrian government, humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday.


    Thwarted French attack was slated for December 1 at key Paris sites

    PARIS Suspects arrested last weekend in France under anti-terrorism measures had been planning to launch attacks on Dec. 1 at important and landmark sites in and around Paris, according to a source close to the inquiry.


    Colombia, FARC to sign peace in sober ceremony amid opposition

    BOGOTA Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono will sign a new, revised peace accord on Thursday in a much more sober ceremony than the first deal which was rejected last month by millions at a plebiscite.

    From Around the Web Promoted by Taboola
    FOCUS 360



Share This Page