Europe may suspend data-sharing agreements with the U.S. if American policy-makers don't improve how Europeans' online information is protected, The New York Times reports. That's according to Andrus Ansip, the nominee to lead Europe's digital agenda, who added the U.S. still needs to convince European lawmakers it takes a hard line on data protection. Commissioner-Designate for Justice Věra Jourová has said she will insist “on a clear and realistic timeframe for finding a solution” on Safe Harbor, The Channel reports. Meanwhile, Access reports on the latest exchange in allegations that EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, who has been nominated to head up trade, has been "soft" in her response to the U.S. over its surveillance programs. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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