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  6/26/2014, Sivan 28, 5774

U.S. to Extend Privacy Rights to Europeans


U.S. attorney general Eric Holder promised at a U.S.-EU meeting of home affairs and justice ministers in Athens on Wednesday that legislation would be sent to Congress to extend the U.S. Privacy Act to EU citizens.

The move comes following pressure from Europe in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations of the NSA’s surveillance program. By passing the legislation, European citizens would be granted many of the privacy protection rights enjoyed by American citizens.