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Ariella
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1/6/2016 | 11:16:18 AM
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@Pablo I knew that the EU has a lot more privacy protection built into its laws pertaining to data use. That's why Google gets slapped with fines every once in a while.  Fines may get even stiffer in 2018, according to the BBC's account of changes to go into effect then: "Stewart Room, head of data privacy at PwC, said: "The scale and breadth of the EU's changes to privacy rules will deliver unprecedented challenges for business and every entity that holds of uses European personal data both inside and outside the EU."
Pablo Valerio
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1/6/2016 | 11:09:41 AM
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Ariella, The EU has stricter rules on data privacy. Depending on the type of information it is illegal to store it outside of the EU, and sometimes it has to be kept in the same country the data is collected or created.

The "Safe Harbor" agreement granted the possibility to transmitt and store some information to the US and vice-versa. But the fact that the US government has the right to subpoena most data without a court order made the ECJ consider the Safe Harbor rules illegal. European governments can't legally request access to any personal data without judicial oversight.

A new "Safe Harbor" agreement is being negotiated, but it will restrict the ability of US agencies to request any data belonging to EU citizens and corporations without more control. Gag orders are also considered illegal by EU Law.
Ariella
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1/6/2016 | 10:39:10 AM
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<What about company data that flows across borders?> Yes, that is an important point to clarify for companies with international operations. What is legal in one country sometimes isn't in another, and you have to satisfy the law for every place in which you do business. Perhaps a new branch of international law will develop with a specialization in cyber law.

 


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