eBay denies sharing customer data with NSA

Online retail platform eBay says it doesn’t share data it collects on its customers with the U.S. 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 Inc. wasn’t 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 Thursday the company doesn’t share its customer data, adding that he doesn’t believe that the NSA has come near the data.

Wenig was in Berlin to launch the German version of eBay’s personalized shopping feature Feed.

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