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European Lawmaker To Sue U.S. Over Data

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 10, 2008

A European Union lawmaker who frequently travels to the United States is suing the U.S. government for access to her personal records, such as credit card information and travel history, that the Department of Homeland Security and other security agencies may have gathered.

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"The bottom line is, the U.S. is trying to give the impression in Europe that there's a simple, well-established process for records access that any European can avail themselves of," said David L. Sobel, senior counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is filing the lawsuit on in't Veld's behalf. "But as this lawsuit shows, it's a difficult, time-consuming process that might ultimately not result in anything being obtained."

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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