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25th Jul 2017

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MEPs urge review of US data pact

MEPs have urged EU institutions to carry out a review of whether a new EU-US data accord, the Privacy Shield, is fit for purpose after revelations that US security services still carry out mass snooping on Europeans with no judicial or political oversight. The non-binding resolution passed by 306 votes to 240 on Thursday in Strasbourg. Claude Moraes, a British MEP, said "deficiencies" in the Shield must be "urgently resolved".

Journalists on trial highlight Turkey crackdown

The trial, which opened Monday, of 17 journalists and administrative employees of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the most important episodes in a systematic campaign to silence dissent.

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