* Posts by cverrier

1 post • joined 27 Oct 2010

Privacy watchdog lowers White House's grades

cverrier

Erm....

As I understand it, the EU has far BETTER data-protection legislation than the US.

For a start, we have this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Protection_Directive

and in the UK, this....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Protection_Act_1998

Both these provide specific rights for "citizens to ask what information is stored about them.."

In fact, the US and EU have had to create specific agreements (Safe Harbour) to provide ways of ensuring US based data-centres meet European data-protection standards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_Harbor_Principles

So - maybe the REAL complaint is that the EU doesn't just hand over its data whenever the US thinks it should.

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