EU Parliament Committee says “no more” to the NSA

Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm / 10 Jan 2014

The civil liberties committee of the European has demanded the termination of the collection of personal data by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In a 51-page draft report it stresses that national agencies must “refrain from accepting data from third states which have been collected unlawfully”. The Netherlands needs to revise its law governing the activities of intelligence services to ensure that it is in line with the European convention on human rights. The inquiry committee “stresses that privacy is not a luxury right, but that it is the foundation stone of a free and democratic society”.

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