US intelligence services accused of ‘mass, indiscriminate surveillance’

US intelligence services accused of ‘mass, indiscriminate surveillance’
By Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

European companies may have to review practice of storing digital data with US internet companies, in fresh victory for Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems

European companies may have to review their widespread practice of storing digital data with US internet companies after a court accused America’s intelligence services of conducting “mass, indiscriminate surveillance”.

The influential opinion by the European court of justice’s advocate general Yves Bot, yet to be confirmed by the Luxembourg court as final, is a significant development in the battle over online privacy. The court normally follows the advocate adovcate general’s opinion; ECJ judgments are binding on EU countries.

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September 23, 2015 at 12:59PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1ORcJiu

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