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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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