Europe wants to keep its citizens personal data out of the US | Endgadget


This will be interesting.

The story begins with Max Schrems, a privacy campaigner who wanted the EU to examine Facebook’s policy of moving information from its Irish data center to the US. In the aftermath of the Snowden leaks, it was felt that the CIA and NSA had free and easy access to stuff it shouldn’t have, like our nude selfies. He took the case to Ireland, who batted it away, effectively, by saying that America is its friend and a friend wouldn’t be so uncool and he should just chill out, bro. That wasn’t enough for Schrems, who took the decision to the European Court in the hope that it would find the decision invalid. Bot agrees, saying that all EU countries should pay a lot more attention to protecting the data of its citizens.