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US firms on thin ice over Europe privacy laws

Google, Facebook likely to be the first targets in any regulatory crackdown

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Google, Facebook and other big Internet services which transfer mountains of data globally are likely to be the first targets in any regulatory crackdown.

Frankfurt

THE free flow of data across the Atlantic, the lifeblood of modern business dealings, faces an uncertain future, despite a belated, high-level deal between European and US officials last week.

Restive regulators in Europe are gearing up to enforce tough privacy laws and

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