Re: Amusingly May is keen to leave the EU.
Amusingly May is keen to leave the EU.
No longer true apparently, at least for the time being.
Thus limiting the US's back door into EU data flows and letting the EU upgrade its data protection regime (IIRC the UK's was one of the weakest in Europe) and giving an incentive to locate any EU companies data centre anyplace but the UK.
Which might also explain why she is now supporting the UK staying in the EU.
IIRC the Schrems ruling didn't actually say anything about the specific level of protection given to information, just that it had to be 'equivalent' to the level given to it within the EU itself. One way to allow spying without creating issues would be to drag the rest of Europe down to our level so that 'equivalent' matches what's proposed by May.
Doing that would be far easier to accomplish inside Europe as opposed to outside, and in reality the rest of Europe is probably closer to this than they realise anyway (just look at France where they propose to make elements of the state of emergency permanent and made part of their constitution).
As an aside the original Data Retention Directive put in place by the EU was done during the UK's presidency and was drafted by the Home Office. That's the sort of influence May will need if she wants to stand even a remote chance of getting her IP bill into place without creating havoc for everybody else in the process.
Slightly off topic can someone please explain to me why the EU would given the UK preferential treatment when it has effectively been stabbed in the back?
Because we're special apparently.