Karlin Lillington: Hard to see how EU-US data-exchange deal can be reliable data bridge

Net Results: US security laws lax on surveillance and data gathering

Edward Snowden: Given his disclosures on the scale of US mass surveillance, utilising the sea of data sucked in by US-based multinational social media and technology giants, it is difficult to accept US arguments EU user data can be kept separate and given protections not afforded US citizens.  Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Edward Snowden: Given his disclosures on the scale of US mass surveillance, utilising the sea of data sucked in by US-based multinational social media and technology giants, it is difficult to accept US arguments EU user data can be kept separate and given protections not afforded US citizens. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Three years after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the EU, problems loom in the two big markets that exchange data with the EU: the US and UK.

 The US really needs a strong, coherent federal privacy law. And the UK has laws, but questionable implementation, as evidenced by anti-privacy findings from several EU court cases. But time keeps ticking by.

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