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NSA surveillance revelations hobble AT&T’s attempts at a European expansion

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Oct
2013

ATTs attempts to move into Europe by acquiring local telecoms could be stymied by the recent leaks of NSA surveillance data, European officials tell The Wall Street Journal. Along with Sprint and Verizon, ATT is implicated in the Obama administrations widespread data collection: the FISA Amendments Act allows the NSA to request all phone metadata records from the companies. A potential expansion, officials fear, could turn local carriers into data siphons for American intelligence agencies. Wed need to have a concrete discussion to make sure that European data wouldnt be leaving Europe, one official tells the Journal.

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