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EU, US to discuss privacy rights alongside trade talks

VILNIUS, Lithuania — European Union officials on Friday said they will discuss ‘‘data protection and privacy rights’’ in parallel with trade talks with the United States next week.

But the head of the 28-nation bloc’s executive Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, said broader concerns about US intelligence activities would have to be raised by member states individually because they fall under the category of national security.

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