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EU warns US of ‘grave consequences’ from intel scandal

Posted By admin On June 12, 2013 @ 2:01 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

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June 12, 2013

The EU has warned President Barack Obama’s administration of “grave adverse consequences” to the rights of European citizens from a huge US Internet surveillance programme, officials said Wednesday.

Viviane Reding, the EU’s Justice Commissioner, wrote a letter on Monday to US Attorney General Eric Holder demanding “swift and concrete” answers about the spy scheme when they meet in Dublin on Friday.

She set out seven detailed questions about the PRISM spy programme, which were leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and revealed by The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers last week.

“Programmes such as PRISM and the laws on the basis of which such programmes are authorised could have grave adverse consequences for the fundamental rights of EU citizens,” she wrote.

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