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Technology 05-09-2013

Do not let Prism scandal wreck the Safe Harbour system

Reaction to the Prism scandal has been strong, but threats by Europe to break apart the Safe Harbour agreement would be counter-productive, since this helps the US authorities to punish US IT firms in breach of data rules. Indeed strong US regulatory action against a US firm would be the best way of beginning to heal the damage done by Prism, according to a former US intelligence and government insider.

Edward Snowden deserves the Sakharov Prize

A deserving recipient of the 2013 Sakharov prize would be the American whistleblower Edward Snowden, writes Stefan Svallfors. By exposing the US Prism spying program, Snowden made it possible for us to say ‘No – this is not a development and a society we want’, he argues.