(Bloomberg) -- Talks over a key trans-Atlantic data-sharing pact have stalled amid a clash over how to control U.S. security agencies’ access to private information about European Union citizens in the wake of November’s Paris attacks, people familiar with the negotiations say.

The rift may thwart plans to meet a Jan. 31 deadline to reach a deal to replace the so-called Safe Harbor agreement that governs how commercial electronic data is transferred by companies between Europe and America, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the process is private. The EU hopes to jump-start the talks during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week, they said.

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