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E.U. Leaders Seek Way To Protect Individuals’ Data

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February 18, 2014 AT 11:08 AM
Some European politicians want to keep Internet data closer to home. On Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will meet with President François Hollande of France to discuss plans to create telecommunications networks that keep individuals’ data inside European Union borders. The proposals could limit how companies like Google and Facebook share data between their operations in Europe and the United States. They also form part of a growing debate here over how consumers’ online information should be used by technology companies and government agencies. Many European policy makers want to beef up data oversight in the wake of the revelations by the former National Security Agency analyst Edward J. Snowden.