EU puts its foot down against eavesdropping– again
In 2000, the European Commission negotiated an agreement with the United States. All personal data sent from countries in Europe across the Atlantic to the US would have the same legal protection as if it were within the EU. If American companies lived up to seven principles, they could join the agreement and freely send data from Europe to the US. However, the European Commission had made an agreement that was not compatible with EU law. Today, a decision came from the European Court of Justice: Safe Harbor is invalidated because the personal data sent to the US is not protected from US Intelligence.