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Germany: Snowden has eroded trust in US, European govts - Steinmeier01:25

Germany: Snowden has eroded trust in US, European govts - Steinmeier

Germany, Berlin
June 12, 2014 at 15:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday that there is a fear that “the age of big data is turning into the age of Big Brother,” and stated that whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations “have eroded trust in European governments and the United States.” Steinmeier made the comments at the opening of the seventh edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) forum in Berlin.

EurDIG is a platform aimed at determining Europe’s role in Internet governance, focussing on privacy and security. More than 700 participants from 67 countries will participate in debates, discussions, workshops and other side events at the two-day forum. EurDIG is being held in the German capital for the first time ever.

Germany: Snowden has eroded trust in US, European govts - Steinmeier01:25
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday that there is a fear that “the age of big data is turning into the age of Big Brother,” and stated that whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations “have eroded trust in European governments and the United States.” Steinmeier made the comments at the opening of the seventh edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) forum in Berlin.

EurDIG is a platform aimed at determining Europe’s role in Internet governance, focussing on privacy and security. More than 700 participants from 67 countries will participate in debates, discussions, workshops and other side events at the two-day forum. EurDIG is being held in the German capital for the first time ever.

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