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Post spying scandal, can trust bloom again between EU and U.S.?

(Updates with Microsoft, Skype decision in penultimate paragraph.)

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union’s justice chief said the U.S would win back lost trust amid spying scandals by granting EU citizens the right to sue U.S. agencies that violate their privacy rights.

A meeting of EU and U.S. government officials in Washington today must progress on this “fundamental issue” and come up with “concrete and enforceable rights, notably the right to judicial redress” in the U.S. for citizens from the 28-nation EU, Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said in a statement.