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The US plans to offer EU citizens the same privacy rights as Americans

By Justin Kahn
Jun 27, 2014
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  1. US attorney general Eric Holder recently announced that the US plans to extend Europeans the same privacy rights it does with US citizens. Speaking at a US/EU home affairs and justice ministers gathering in Greece recently, Holder said the the...

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  2. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    "the US plans to extend Europeans the same privacy rights it does with US citizens"

    and by that they mean none?
     
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  3. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,457   +606

    Lol what a f***ing joke. So they will spy and collect data on anyone/anywhere/anytime without them knowing and if they find something they don't like they will use it against you or might have you arrested/investigated.
    EU are going to love it.
     
  4. spectrenad

    spectrenad TS Rookie Posts: 97   +18

    What about Canana, can we get some love too? D:
     
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  5. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Posts: 258   +28

    eh?
     
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    So eu citizens get spied on, thats what you mean right?
     
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,559   +2,364

    So, let me get this straight: These people effectively erase the U.S./Mexico border, fudge up "healthcare", allow the IRS to pull criminal shenanigans, allow U.S. embassies to fall virtually uncontested, allow the VA to become dysfunctional, trade terrorists for a highly suspect "hostage" while leaving other service members out in the wind, spy on everyone under the sun, reduce U.S. foreign authority to a punch line, fail to effectively address structural problems with the U.S. economy over 6 years, and now they're extending rights to foreign citizens?

    Somebody get this man a clown car, because this three rings circus needs some wheels!
     
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  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    But doesn't the US spy on every soul in the world already and what privacy do they offer their citizens? The 1974 privacy act is probably just lip service and there for the show. The NSA is probably unaware of it's existence and if they are, they must feel it doesn't apply to them.
     
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  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    So this means the NSA is going to hack all their Emails and record all their phone calls too?:eek::oops:

    Would you mind pointing out, "Canana", on the map for me?
     
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    All in the name of protecting the good citizens of Europe. *rollseyes*
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Since you've put this into a circus context, wouldn't it be better if they shot him out of a cannon with a pair of American flags in his teeth, and couple of olive branches sticking out of his a**?(y)
     
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  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,559   +2,364

    God no. We'd never hear the end of it once the media picked up on the white cannon smoke.
     
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    That's why captain plugged his *** with olive branches. lol
     
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  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    So? The media never let's us hear the end of it when Kim Kardashian farts. :holdsnose: Why should they deprive us of hearing about, "tales of the amazing flying windbag"? :confused:
     
  15. Nilbud

    Nilbud TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +10

    The days of the US calling the tune are done. He might as well be the Mayor of some town in Malaysia.
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    He already is the mayor of "Canana".

    Sorry, I can not in good conscience accept any credit for controlling the white smoke. I was addressing the olive branches toward controlling the brown smoke. The atomized "Eau du Bull", as it were.
     
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  17. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    "The US plans to offer EU citizens the same privacy rights as Americans"

    Excellent. So they're going to start spying on us too? Thanks Obama.
     
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  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Exactly what do you mean by, "start"?
     
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    Possibly "start" denying this newly found privacy right is a joke/fake.
     
  20. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,260   +223

    ''The US plans to offer EU citizens the same privacy rights as Americans''

    great now they gonna charge us a monthly subscription? pfft
     
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  21. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112


    Aww..you beat me to it..lol
     
  22. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    Is that north of Banana? :p
     
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  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    Short for Central Banana.
     
  24. I'm Cananian Canadian, we have the same "rights." We need a complete retaliation towards government and law enforcement to take back our rights. Unfortunately people are just sitting back as what's left of their freedom is stripped away for greed and power.
     
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Well, as long as you don't hurt the Mountie's horses, I suppose it would be all right.

    Why don't you slash all your non-crack smoking mayor's tires? But do leave the fat, funny, drunken one alone.(y)
     

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