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Dustin Volz Dustin Volz is a staff correspondent for National Journal covering tech policy. His work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Arizona Republic. Dustin is a graduate of Arizona State University and a publisher of Downtown Devil, a hyper-local news site serving the downtown Phoenix community. Before arriving at National Journal, Dustin spent nine months teaching English at a high school in Indonesia through a Fulbright scholarship.
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European Court Opinion Threatens NSA Spying Overseas

September 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow BER­LIN—A land­mark agree­ment on data-shar­ing between the United States and Europe is “in­val­id,” an ad­viser to a top European court said Wed­nes­day, in a de­cision that could lay the ground­work for lim­it­a­tions on the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s glob­al In­ter­net spy­ing prac­tices. The NSA’s use of a trans-At­lantic “safe-har­bor” agree­ment forged...

U.S., Europe Forge Data-Protection 'Um­brella Agree­ment' for Terrorism Cases

September 8, 2015 BER­LIN—U.S. and European of­fi­cials fi­nal­ized a long-awaited data-pro­tec­tion deal that would provide a road map for how per­son­al in­form­a­tion is pro­tec­ted when shared across the At­lantic by law-en­force­ment au­thor­it­ies, of­fi­cials an­nounced Tues­day. The so-called “um­brella agree­ment” is the cul­min­a­tion of four years of ne­go­ti­ations over how po­lice and judges should...

Is Germany Building the Next NSA?

September 8, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow BER­LIN—Daniel turned off his cell phone two U-bahn stops away from the protest. Best to be care­ful, he thought, even when knock­ing on the front door of where Ger­man spies go to work. Des­pite the rain and bluster, Daniel, who, like many gathered in north­ern Ber­lin on Sat­urday af­ter­noon, would...

Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Surveillance Program

August 28, 2015 A federal court on Friday upheld the National Security Agency's bulk-spying program, overturning a lower court's 2013 ruling that had deemed the surveillance program "almost Orwellian" and likely unconstitutional. A panel of three Republican-nominated judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a conservative activist and civil-liberties groups...

Federal Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Mass-Surveillance Program

August 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A federal court on Friday upheld the National Security Agency's bulk-spying program, overturning a lower court's 2013 ruling that had deemed the surveillance program "almost Orwellian" and likely unconstitutional. A panel of three Republican-nominated judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a conservative activist and civil-liberties groups...

Google Goes to Court in Europe

August 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow BERLIN—With its defiant response Thursday to Europe's long-running antitrust investigation into its search practices, Google is betting potentially billions of dollars that it can convince the continent that, true to its mantra, it is not evil. The European Commission's "preliminary conclusions are wrong as a matter of fact, law, and...

Google Sternly Rebukes Europe’s Antitrust Charges

August 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow BERLIN—Striking a defiant tone, Google announced on Thursday that it was rejecting the European Commission's long-running antitrust charges against the search giant, calling the accusations "unfounded." The search giant said rivals like Amazon and eBay are proof that there is ample competition in the European market, while rebuking claims that...

Newspaper: German Spies Got Access to NSA Internet Surveillance Tool

August 27, 2015 BERLIN—Germany's national intelligence agency secretly traded information with the National Security Agency in return for gaining access to a powerful software surveillance program, according to a German newspaper report. Germany's domestic spying agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution or Bundesverfassungsschutz, agreed to share targeted surveillance data on...

Report: NSA Gave Germany Access to Powerful Internet Surveillance Tool

August 27, 2015 BERLIN—Germany's national intelligence agency secretly traded information with the National Security Agency in return for gaining access to a powerful software surveillance program, according to a German newspaper report. Germany's domestic spying agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution or Bundesverfassungsschutz, agreed to share targeted surveillance data on...

Germany Charges Own Spy With Treason for Sharing Intelligence with CIA

August 20, 2015 BERLIN—The German government has charged one of its own foreign-intelligence spies with treason for allegedly sharing secret files with both the CIA and Russian intelligence agents. The spy, identified only as Markus R. due to German privacy law, is accused of passing secrets to the CIA from 2008 until his...

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