Microsoft and Amazon have both revealed that they are building data centres in the EU. In Microsoft’s case, Deutsche Telekom will be the data “trustee”; I assume this is in part an anticipatory response to the ongoing Stored Communications Act lawsuit presently in progress in Dublin (in brief, a case to determine whether US government … Continue reading Death of the internet or birth of better privacy?
The internet continues to be a working example of the law of unintended consequences. We’ve seen how the global reach of internet publications can result in a defamation action in London brought by an American against other Americans regarding an article on an American website. These days, not only can we buy goods from all … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences
So it begins. Merkel blinked first, talking about protecting European personal data by keeping it in Europe. Now Brazil is about to pass a law making it mandatory to keep Brazilian citizens’ data within the country’s borders. At first glance, this is a kneejerk reaction to the Snowden revelations, intended to punish the US for … Continue reading Never mind data protection, this is data protectionism