European High Court Upholds Digital Privacy


The European Court of Justice struck down the treaty that allowed U.S. companies to send data on Europeans to America, reported the Telegraph. Facebook, Google, and many other U.S. companies can now be barred from transferring private information to the U.S. if it concerns European citizens. The high court has struck down a 15-year-old data sharing treaty and U.S. internet companies can no longer bypass national data protection authorities. This is a major victory for privacy. America should consider setting up email accounts in Europe just for starters.