EU Sets Stance on PRISM, Controversial US Domestic Surveillance Program, Promises To Discuss Concerns With US Attorney General Eric Holder

June 11, 2013 4:30 PM

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EU Sets Stance on PRISM, Controversial US Domestic Surveillance Program, Promises To Discuss Concerns With US Attorney General Eric Holder

Speaking for the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, consumer policy commissioner Tonio Borg said the PRISM program and its legal basis threaten the “fundamental right” of EU citizens to privacy and data protection.

“As far as the PRISM program is concerned, the commission will raise this matter with United States authorities at the earliest possible opportunity,” said Borg before the European Parliament.

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