Europe Takes Major Stand Against U.S. Data Surveillance
All we had to do was keep our already existing privacy policies and not let NSA run away with the Patriot Act, FISA and massive unfettered searches of data.
A new ruling could make it harder for American organizations to harvest data from European citizens.
In a landmark decision Tuesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union struck down the so-called “Safe Harbor” agreement, which for nearly 20 years has allowed firms to easily transfer information across the Atlantic. While that information runs the gamut from payroll data to Google search information, the decision is largely meant to stifle the United States National Security Agency’s unfettered access to data.