U.S. and European leaders have in fact been working on the new version of the Safe Harbor data privacy agreement since around 2013, Julie Brill, commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.
The U.S. and EU have reached an agreement on cross-Atlantic data transfers, an eleventh-hour deal that heads off the restrictive regulations law enforcement agencies would have imposed starting Wednesday.
The deadline to reach a deal on data transfer rules between the U.S. and EU came and passed Sunday evening without a new agreement in place.
With the January deadline for Safe Harbor 2.0 looming, U.S. lawmakers are scrambling to address some of the key concerns that led to the agreement's demise. Last minute legislative deals seek to address the EU's problems, though it could be too little too late.
In response to a recent change in the data protection regulations in Europe, Microsoft announced plans today to open a data center in Germany that will be controlled by a German company.
In a development that should be good news to business travelers in Europe, the European Parliament voted Tuesday to end mobile roaming charges across member countries by June 2017.
Microsoft's top legal thinker and recently named president Brad Smith took to his blog Tuesday to discuss the implications of the EU striking from the books last week a longstanding international agreement on data due in part to the U.S. government's willingness to snoop on EU citizen information.
If you do business with customers in Europe, you might soon need to figure out new mechanisms for handling their data.
Some 70,000 takedown requests are being handled by hand, according to Google's legal chief, who's now faced with the task of owning up to all the data Google owns.
Google is being hit by a European Union complaint from Portuguese app store firm Aptoide alleging abusive practices by the search giant.