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originally posted by: ForteanOrg
Europe's highest court rejected the safe harbour agreement used by American tech companies. The ruling came after Edward Snowden's NSA leaks showed that European data stored by US companies was not safe from surveillance that would be illegal in Europe. The Irish data regulator will now examine whether Facebook offered European users adequate data protections, and may order the complete suspension of Facebook's transfer of data from Europe to the US if so.
That could be a bureaucratic nightmare: In theory, American companies with European customers could now end up trying to follow 20 or more different sets of national data-privacy regulations. Up to 4,500 US companies — not just tech firms — have relied on Safe Harbour.
originally posted by: DerBeobachter
a reply to: ForteanOrg
Even if i don´t think that something will change with BigBrother collecting data now,
originally posted by: Hyperia
Dont understand, could someone explain it to me like a retard please =)
originally posted by: intrptr
Before world wide satellite communication, communication was accomplished by undersea cable. I remember all the time reading about how intelligence agencies from both sides were "mining" data by tapping into those "cables" to spy on each other.
Same stuff different era. Nosy bastards aren't going to stop listening in to everyone they can, if you pick up a keyboard and put it out there, its out there.