Slobodan Lekic for the AP:

The EU wants the United States to strengthen data protection practices in order to create a uniform “privacy landscape” on both sides of the Atlantic, a top official said Tuesday.

Internet companies in Europe are now offering cloud computing services whose selling point is that they shelter users from the U.S. Patriot Act, European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding noted. The anti-terrorism law has been widely criticized by civil libertarians.

I hadn’t thought about this much before, but I can see how it would make a non-US resident/user/citizen uneasy using a service like Dropbox.


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