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European court rules against 'Safe Harbor' agreement

The European Court of Justice has ruled that an agreement that allows for the free flowing transfer of data between the US and the EU is not valid. The agreement, known as “Safe Harbor” had been in effect for 15 years. The court found that the agreement violated the privacy rights of EU citizens because it exposes them to surveillance by the United States government. Thousands of companies, including tech giants like Google and Facebook, have relied on the agreement to transfer information. We’ll talk about the ruling and its implications with Jenna McLaughlin, a reporter for The Intercept. (Photo: Flickr/Susan Melkisethian)

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