A Pennsylvania judge ruled that Google must provide data stipulated in a warrant because the ‘search’ would occur in the USA, even if the data was stored elsewhere.
When it comes to transferring personal data to the USA, the chief goal of the European Commission is to deceive Europeans about the implausibility of imposing EU data protection law.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch may be a Harvard-educated lawyer, but her advice on European data protection law is woeful and slanted.
The EU-US ‘safe harbor’ deal has been ruled invalid, with immediate effect. Big businesses may respond with legal shenanigans, or else by properly securing personal data.
A lawyer at the EU Court of Justice gives a damning assessment of US data protection, with huge potential ramifications for the transatlantic transfer of personal data.
A legal case may wreck the ‘safe harbor’ deal which allows US firms to process EU personal data. If that forced everyone to fix real problems, it would be a good result.