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EU questions US over Yahoo email scanning, amid privacy concerns

BRUSSELS: The European Commission has asked the United States about a secret court order Yahoo used to scan thousands of customer emails for possible terrorism links, following concerns that may have violated a new data transfer pact. Under the Privacy Shield agreement that came into force in August, the United States agreed to limit the collection of and access to Europeans' data stored on US servers because of EU concerns about data privacy and mass US surveillance. The previous deal was thrown out by the EU's top…