EU panel approves new rules to outlaw NSA surveillance practices

The legislation—which has been under consideration for two years—developed stronger legs in the wake of new findings regarding the NSA’s far-reaching spying program

Newly exposed surveillance measures taken by the National Security Agency (NSA) have prompted European Union lawmakers to push new laws mandating American tech companies seek clearance from European officials before complying with U.S. warrants seeking private data.

The European Parliament committee approved new privacy rules, which apply to tech organizations such as Google and Yahoo, in an effort to bolster online privacy and outlaw the kind of surveillance the U.S. has been conducting. The legislation—which has been under consideration for two years—developed stronger legs in the wake of new findings regarding the NSA’s far-reaching spying program.

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