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(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The European Union needs to work towards creating a regional communication network that circumvents the United States

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday



As a part of her weekly podcast, Merkel said she will talk to Frenc

President Francois Hollande during an upcoming visit to Paris abou

building a European communication network so that citizens' email

and other data does not pass through US servers



The EU is currently working towards setting out a collectiv

framework for data protection, an initiative that is provin

difficult due to the widely diverging privacy standards in its 2

member states



'Many countries have lower levels of data protection than Germany

and we do not want our privacy laws to be watered down,' said Merkel

adding that companies like Google and Facebook would base thei

operations in countries with the lowest safeguards




 


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