EU plans new laws to limit transfer of data to the US
October 17, 2013 9:09 AM Subscribe
The Guardian reports
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on new rules designed to curb the transfer of data to the US, with fines running into billions.
From the article "On the basis of the US Patriot Act, US authorities are asking US companies based in Europe to hand over the data of EU citizens. This is however – according to EU law – illegal," said Reding. "The problem is that when these companies are faced with a request whether to comply with EU or US law, they will usually opt for the American law. Because in the end this is a question of power."
What this means for European Metafilter users is not discussed.