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UK data adequacy decision would justify mass surveillance, EU lawmaker says

By Matthew Newman and Jakub Krupa
  • 15 Feb 2021 10:58
  • 15 Feb 2021 10:58

EU approval of the UK's data protection adequacy would be “ridiculous” as it would justify the country’s mass-surveillance practices, a European Parliament member said today.

Patrick Breyer, a German Green Party member and outspoken privacy advocate, told MLex that the European Commission’s approval — expected within days — would be

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