A European Union recently ruled the existing “safe harbour” agreement was out of order after whistleblowers like Edward Snowden (left) revealed that the US government was using it to spy on all sorts of things European, including Angela Merkel.
US espionage agencies also picked up information about European citizens from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other companies.
There’s a hiatus between now and then which are causing bsuinesses on both side of the pond to lose business.
But companies can transfer European data to the USA by using standard contracts and asking people for their consent.
The USA resisted European demands that it restricted targeting people in Europe to carefully targeted cases.