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US, Europe in 'Safe Harbor' data-transfer deal

In seeking to ensure the continued free flow of digital data, the deal announced on Tuesday could especially benefit big US companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon that tend to dominate Internet searches, social media and digital commerce in Europe.

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EUROPEAN officials on Tuesday agreed to a deal with the United States that would let Google, Amazon and thousands of other businesses continue moving people's digital data, including social media posts and financial information, back and forth across the Atlantic.