What Does the End of US-EU Safe Harbor Mean for Cloud Users?


In the future, we may have the ideal cloud: a cloud unlimited by national boundaries where data can flow to where it is needed. Until then, cloud users and their customers are held to a complex set of legal agreements and treaties between nations and organizations that represent collections of nations.



A major part of the value of the cloud is that it brings people together. People across the globe can communicate, work together, and do business together. The cloud allows us to do all of this with greater efficiency than has ever been possible before — largely because of the unimpeded flow of data between people and countries.

In the future, we may have the ideal cloud: a cloud unlimited by national boundaries where data can flow to wherever it is needed. Until then, cloud users and their customers are held to a complex set of legal agreements and treaties between nations and organizations that represent collections of nations.

One of these agreements is the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor, which was recently deemed illegal by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

 

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