‘Safe Harbour’ scheme in doubt as EU court expresses concern

Comment A scheme which facilitates the free flow of data from the EU to US has been scuppered by the Edward Snowden revelations

27th September, 2015
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An opinion delivered last week by the European Court of Justice advocate general Yves Bot concludes that the Safe Harbour scheme is invalid. For the past 15 years, that scheme has facilitated the free flow of data from the EU to US – data which is crucial to tech companies like Facebook and Google.

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the US government’s mass surveillance methods, particularly the NSA’s clandestine surveillance programme Prism were at the root of...

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