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Germany confirms data sharing with US

Admission comes on the back of assertions by former NSA employee Edward Snowden that America’s National Security Agency operatives work at the BND facility

Germany confirms data sharing with US
Radomes that contain radar antennas stand at an operating facility of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, the main German foreign intelligence gathering agency, on August 11, 2013 near Bad Aibling, Germany. The German government recently confirmed that the BND shares large amounts of its data with the NSA, and according to former NSA employee Edward Snowden, NSA operatives work at the Bad Aibling BND facility. The NSA surveillance scandal has become a hot political topic in Germany six weeks ahead of federal elections. (Getty Images)
Germany confirms data sharing with US
Radomes that contain radar antennas stand at an operating facility of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, the main German foreign intelligence gathering agency, on August 11, 2013 near Bad Aibling, Germany. The German government recently confirmed that the BND shares large amounts of its data with the NSA, and according to former NSA employee Edward Snowden, NSA operatives work at the Bad Aibling BND facility. The NSA surveillance scandal has become a hot political topic in Germany six weeks ahead of federal elections. (Getty Images)
Germany confirms data sharing with US
Radomes that contain radar antennas stand at an operating facility of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, the main German foreign intelligence gathering agency, on August 11, 2013 near Bad Aibling, Germany. The German government recently confirmed that the BND shares large amounts of its data with the NSA, and according to former NSA employee Edward Snowden, NSA operatives work at the Bad Aibling BND facility. The NSA surveillance scandal has become a hot political topic in Germany six weeks ahead of federal elections. (Getty Images)
Germany confirms data sharing with US
Radomes that contain radar antennas stand at an operating facility of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, the main German foreign intelligence gathering agency, on August 11, 2013 near Bad Aibling, Germany. The German government recently confirmed that the BND shares large amounts of its data with the NSA, and according to former NSA employee Edward Snowden, NSA operatives work at the Bad Aibling BND facility. The NSA surveillance scandal has become a hot political topic in Germany six weeks ahead of federal elections. (Getty Images)
Germany confirms data sharing with US
Radomes that contain radar antennas stand at an operating facility of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, the main German foreign intelligence gathering agency, on August 11, 2013 near Bad Aibling, Germany. The German government recently confirmed that the BND shares large amounts of its data with the NSA, and according to former NSA employee Edward Snowden, NSA operatives work at the Bad Aibling BND facility. The NSA surveillance scandal has become a hot political topic in Germany six weeks ahead of federal elections. (Getty Images)
Germany confirms data sharing with US
Radomes that contain radar antennas stand at an operating facility of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, the main German foreign intelligence gathering agency, on August 11, 2013 near Bad Aibling, Germany. The German government recently confirmed that the BND shares large amounts of its data with the NSA, and according to former NSA employee Edward Snowden, NSA operatives work at the Bad Aibling BND facility. The NSA surveillance scandal has become a hot political topic in Germany six weeks ahead of federal elections. (Getty Images)