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Google strongly opposes plans to let ANY US COURT authorise digi-snoops

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They should also look at the American track record of abiding by international agreements

And that is basically the core problem. If it's illegal internally they excuse it, retrospectively change the laws and nobody gets charged for it (as seen with the NSA), and when it's done to "aliens", the US basically shrugs its shoulders and depends on blackmail with trade agreements to avoid having to change its modus operandi.

The problem is that this flat out destroys trust, and US industry is starting to notice that in its inability to sell to the larger EU companies whose lawyers have woken up to the threat of consequential liability - a far more costly side effect of losing client data that the frankly puny fines.

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