The government will no longer be able to spy on people from foreign countries.

This article titled “White House extends data privacy protections to non-US citizens” was written by Dan Roberts in Washington, for on Thursday 1st May 2014 21.11 UTC

The White House has ordered that US data privacy protections will soon be extended to non-Americans in an announcement that seems timed to take some of the heat out of Friday’s meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Though separate from the administration’s earlier review of intelligence activities including the bugging of her phone, the report, led by senior adviser John Podesta, touches on many of the associated privacy concerns raised by the European Union in ongoing trade negotiations.

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