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Merkel wants tough EU line on Internet firms after spying outcry

Merkel wants tough EU line on Internet firms after spying outcry:┬áMerkel said tighter European rules were needed. “Germany will make clear that we want Internet firms to tell us in Europe who they are giving data to,” she told ARD.

“We have a great data protection law. But if Facebook is registered in Ireland, then Irish law is valid, and therefore we need unified European rules,” she said, adding that people were rightly worried about what happened to data outside Germany.

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