Phil Lee writes that the collapse of Safe Harbor leads to a crisis in restoring trust that might be addressed, in part, by U.S. businesses making an anti-surveillance pledge. He writes, in part:
Will taking a pledge like this solve the EU-US data export crisis? No. Will it prevent government surveillance activities occurring upstream on Internet and telecoms pipes over which the business has no control? No. But will it demonstrate a commitment to the world that the business takes its data subjects’ privacy concerns seriously and that it will do what is within its power to do to prevent unlawful surveillance – absolutely: it’s a big step towards accountably showing “adequate” handling of data.
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