Jul 052011
 July 5, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Maybe if enough EU media sources sound the alarm, our Congress will get around to revising ECPA in a way that provides greater protections against  cloud providers turning over personal information to U.S. law enforcement.  As many of us have been saying for a long time, not only should U.S. individuals and entities have such protection, but if commerce is to thrive and attract European businesses, our laws must provide protections that meet EU minimal requirements.

The Register sounds the alarm this week:

Personal information belonging to EU users of US-owned cloud-based services could be shared with US law enforcers without the user being informed, Microsoft has said.

The software giant said it could not guarantee that it would not have to hand over EU customers’ data on a new cloud service it has developed whilst keeping details of the data transfer secret.

Read more on The Register.


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