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Merkel backs separate EU internet infrastructure

By Tom Webb

19 February 2014

Merkel backs separate EU internet infrastructure Angela Merkel made the suggestion in her weekly podcast. (Photo by Armin Linnartz at Wikimedia Commons)

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested preventing personal data from being automatically transferred to the US – but observers tell GIR that technology and data protection laws already stop this from happening.