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eBay denies NSA data sharing claims

Online retail platform eBay has said it does not share data it collects on its customers with the US National Security Agency.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has suggested that major web companies have set up systems to help the NSA monitor online communications to protect against terrorism.

California-based eBay was not named in documents Snowden provided to several newspapers, but German privacy commissioner Peter Schaar said last month he was certain that information collected on eBay users ended up with the NSA.

The president of eBay Marketplaces, Devin Wenig, said the company does not share its customer data, adding that he does not believe that the NSA has come near the data.

Mr Wenig was in Berlin to launch the German version of eBay's personalised shopping feature Feed.

AP

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