Safe Harbour Update

It is strange isn’t is that within weeks of the EU ruling, a replacement draft proposal has been put together, called Safe Harbour 2, but, the US congress is unable to look at it until February or March.  I wonder why the EU can come up with something so fast, but the US takes so long to ratify the proposed framework agreement?

There is a thought that it could be that it is not in their interests to allow the EU citizens some redress in the US.  In the meantime, this still leaves EU technology companies exposed from privacy litigation, and at a trading disadvantage unless they hold all their clients data inside the EU.  This however will upset some US companies and make them nervous.

This whole mess needs to be sorted out ASAP, and it is the Americans we are awaiting on…

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