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Germany strives to be leader in data privacy: BERLIN - GERMANY should become a leader in interna... #FreeAssangeNow

Germany strives to be leader in data privacy: BERLIN - GERMANY should become a leader in interna... #FreeAssangeNow

Ms Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger urged the European Union to include agreements on data protection standards with the United States as it moves to revamp its 15-year-old data protection laws. -- PHOTO: AFP BERLIN - GERMANY should become a leader in international data protection standards, the country's justice minister said on Friday, and she praised WikiLeaks for helping raise awareness of the issue in the United States. Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, who has clashed with US internet giants such as Google and Facebook over privacy issues, announced the establishment of a new German foundation that would explore data security issues, such as how a high security standard could be used to competitive advantage and develop technology to protect user privacy. The minister also urged the European Union to include agreements on data protection standards with the United States...

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