German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama during the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama during the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. - 

The Obama Administration successfully lobbied the EU to do away with a proposed data privacy measure, according to a report in the Financial Times. The exclusion would make it easier for the U.S. to spy on EU citizens.

James Fontanella-Khan, the FT reporter who broke the story, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio from Brussels.

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