In reaction to the news that the Obama administration may be collecting phone and internet records from Google and Facebook, EU regulators called for clarification from the National Security Agency on how these tactics affect European citizens. Bromberg points out that, “…the revelations that the very same companies who have lobbied so vigorously to weaken these regulations are the ones that have given the NSA — either knowingly or otherwise — access to customer data may give a boost to those calling for tougher data protection standards."