EU Commission nominee moves to reassure lawmakers over U.S. snooping

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  • Tuesday, 07 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Suspending a commercial data-sharing agreement between the European Union and the United States is still an option for the incoming EU Justice Commissioner if Washington doesn't fully address Europe's concerns over U.S. snooping.

The Czech Republic's Vera Jourova said in written answers to EU lawmakers that the so-called Safe Harbour agreement allowing companies to transfer personal data to the United States could be suspended if negotiations between Brussels and Washington on security services' access to personal data prove fruitless.

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