EU Court Decision Threatens US Cloud Dominance

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Edward Snowden’s legacy gained another chapter last week when the European Court of Justice rejected an agreement that created a Safe Harbor for U.S. companies handling personal data of overseas citizens. In essence, the agreement provided that a U.S. company’s word that it had adequate safeguards in place to protect the data of Europeans was all that was needed to permit overseas data transfers to American service providers. The agreement was a convenient way to accommodate privacy discrepancies between the U.S. and EU.
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