The issue of data protection will be treated by an expert group, agreed yesterday the European Union (EU) and the United States, after Brussels called for more transparency in the process of collection and management of information.
After learning the spy scandal of U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the issue caught the attention of a bilateral meeting held yesterday in Dublin by the Irish government.
After the meeting, the European Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, and U.S. Secretary of Justice, Eric Holder, assured that any transaction surveillance of individuals or groups is carried out with the permission of the court and always in accordance with “sound evidence. ”
Holder acknowledged that access to private data affects others, including people or groups in Europe, but said it only happens when the evidence shows that an individual or group have links to “terrorism, hostile cyber activities or nuclear proliferation” .