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US government could access EU citizens' online data : theparliament.com
An EU-commissioned study has warned that US authorities could use the renewed foreign intelligence and surveillance amendments act to access data that Europeans have stored on US-based social media sites, says Deutsche Welle.

The broadcaster reports that Greens MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht said that US data protection law "only applies to US citizens", meaning EU citizens' data stored on US servers would not be protected from access by a third party.

The adoption of the EU's data protection act is planned for 2014, at the earliest, and Albrecht has advised users to store their data on Europe-based cloud computing services until the privacy of their data can be guaranteed.
by Nomad on Mon Jan 14th, 2013 at 05:36:01 PM EST
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has advised users to store their data on Europe-based cloud computing services until the privacy of their data can be guaranteed.

Ha ha ha!

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2013 at 07:02:47 AM EST
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