Bloomberg Law
Oct. 23, 2019, 4:03 PM

EU Officials Say U.S. Shouldn’t Broaden Surveillance Law (1)

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

European officials are urging members of Congress not to expand U.S. authority to surveil foreign communications as lawmakers work to reauthorize a law set to expire Dec. 15.

Surveillance limits and other safeguards in the USA FREEDOM Act must stay in place, and lawmakers must ensure that “this authority is not broadened,” according to a staff report released Oct. 23 by the staff of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm.

The concerns come as EU officials sign off, for the third year, on the U.S. commitment to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program relied on by over 5,000 companies, ...

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