With an overwhelming vote of 36-to-2 (plus one abstention), the members of the European Parliament's Justice and Civil Liberties Committee have decided to extend an invitation to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to give evidence in an hearing regarding US surveillance and how to protect EU citizens' privacy.
NSA employee Kevin Igoe will continue to be one of the two co-chairs of the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG), which helps the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) review the applicability and uses of cryptographic mechanisms, and give crypto advice to the organization's various Working Groups.
Over the last few years, data has become non-exclusive; with the information consumers create and leave behind now the stuff of headlines and documentaries.
The "independent" Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies ordered to be created by US president Barack Obama in August has finally delivered its long-awaited report on NSA intelligence-gathering practices on Sunday, and it has been released to the public.
The European Parliament should consent to a trade deal with the US only if it makes no reference to data protection, says its Civil Liberties Committee in the preliminary conclusions of its inquiry into surveillance of EU citizens by the NSA and EU member states, tabled by lead MEP Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) on Wednesday.
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