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EU / US Safe Harbour agreement ruled invalid.

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    EU / US Safe Harbour agreement ruled invalid.

    More Legal Technical than Technical Technical

    European Court of Justice rules that US Safe Harbour agreement used to cover the export of personal data to the US is invalid.

    Facebook data transfers threatened by Safe Harbour ruling - BBC News
    Safe Harbour ruled INVALID: Facebook 'n' pals' data slurp at risk

    Lots of people need to start looking at what they do with the data they share and how, especially if they are using Amazon, Office365 or other cloudy services of indeterminate geographical location.. Organisations can no-longer rely on it to show that they are correctly handling personal data being transferred from the EU to the US.
    "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

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    Wonder how many organisations will actually do anything at all.

    The ICO don't exactly issue lots of fines and they're not all that large anyway, may well be cheaper to just pay the fine than re-host.

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      Originally posted by smatty View Post
      Wonder how many organisations will actually do anything at all.

      The ICO don't exactly issue lots of fines and they're not all that large anyway, may well be cheaper to just pay the fine than re-host.
      I work with one of the largest cloud providers and create specialist systems for various companies (in particular financial) worldwide, particularly Europe, and I think they knew something like this was going to happen. They've already opened a large datacenter in the UK and another is due to open in Germany in the next couple of weeks which is good news for us. I don't think it came as much of a shock to many of the major players
      Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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