Legal: Prism

  • EU-US Privacy Shield Announced To Replace Safe Harbor Privacy Deal

    … A few months ago, the US-EU Safe Harbor deal became invalid and data privacy for US companies hosting data for EU customers got a lot more complicated. Yesterday, the European Commission announced they have reached a new deal named the EU-US Privacy Shield. The EU-US Privacy Shield is a complete revamp of the old Safe Harbor, in fact, they said…

    Barry Schwartz/ Marketing Land- 9 readers -
  • Microsoft To Build German Data Centers To Address US Govt “Spying”

    … prevents European data from being sent to the US. The Financial Times now reports that Microsoft will set up German data centers outside the reach (presumably) of the US legal and intelligence apparatus. The move complies with the European Court of Justice’s new mandate and concerns about exposing European citizens’ data to privacy breaches…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 8 readers -
  • Safe Harbor Overthrow Creates New Data Purgatory For US, EU Companies

    … privacy rights — meaning individuals could sue Google, Facebook and anyone else (e.g., Banks/credit card companies) they perceive to be violating their privacy rights under EU law. Arguably in a case where data transfer involves US companies, liability would be nearly automatic; however it’s unclear how damages might be calculated. In addition…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 14 readers -
  • WordPress.com To Start Serving Pages Over SSL As Anti-Surveillance Measure

    … Automattic, the company that created and owns the WordPress publishing platform, is joining the battle against government surveillance. The company announced today that it'll begin serving pages on all of its WordPress.com subdomains only over SSL by the end of 2014. In the face of intrusive surveillance, we believe that everyone in the tech…

    Matt Mcgee/ Marketing Land- 14 readers -
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