“Merkel & Hollande discuss building an `Anti-NSA European Communication Network’ to secure their Citizens”

#AceSecurityNews says according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to discuss building an anti-NSA European communication network with French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday during her visit to France, she said.

“Above all, we’ll talk about European providers that offer security for our citizens, so that one shouldn’t have to send emails and other information across the Atlantic.

Rather, one could build up a communication network inside Europe,” Merkel said. Hollande confirmed that the two countries have been negotiating on the issue. Merkel has been calling for strengthening data protection in Europe following the revelations made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden regarding US mass surveillance in Europe.

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