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US/EU: NSA spying backlash hits antitrust world

 |  January 5, 2014

As criticism grows for the US National Security Agency and claims mount against the group for alleged unlawful spying, reports say the scandal has now hit the antitrust world as reports say the NSA spied on European antitrust officials.

Infamous leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly revealed confidential documents said to prove that the NSA collected telephone records from the European Commission, the New York Times reported.

Reports say both the NSA and its UK counterpart the Government Communications Headquarters spied on the emails of European Commission chief Joaquin Almunia, among other high-profile individuals.

The NSA declined to comment specifically on the claims, though defended its position as a surveillance program aimed at protecting the US. In a statement, an NSA spokesperson denied allegations that the NSA was using its surveillance to boost the competitive position of the US.

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