Privacy Watchdogs: European safety data in US must be quickly ensured




The privacy regulators put in a joint statement that they will occur if by the end of January 2016 no successor has come for the Safe Harbour principles including American companies to date data from European users pitched in their country. What privacy watchdogs mean when they occur, is not said.

The European Court of Justice ruled on October 6 that the United States provide adequate protection of personal data transferred from residents of Europe. US companies do have endorsed the so-called Safe Harbour protection, but the powers of the US government in the area of ​​national security, the public interest and the investigation are not subordinate to this principle. Therefore considers that the European Court’s Safe Harbour principles in the US case invalid.

In the US there is no legislation for the protection of personal data. To still protect the privacy of European citizens with data in the US Safe Harbor Agreement is established. Only companies were adhering to the principle of the EU had permission to store data of its citizens. About 4,000 US companies traded under the Safe Harbour.


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