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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

EU to US: Stop Storing Our Data on Your Servers (or Else)

The European Union has much more strict rules about personal privacy than does the U.S. Now the legislators in the EU are threatening to make it illegal to store data on servers that don’t meet the EU privacy standards.

Writing in ZDNet, David Gewirtz says, “…don’t like the idea of having their data on American servers because then the nasty NSA folks could go pawing through their digital detritus, stealing information about their odd little habits, corporate trade secrets, and favorite dinner condiments.”

Gewirtz’s article may be found at

Here is a question for Americans: Why do we settle for mediocre privacy? Shouldn’t all countries follow the example of the European Union’s standards?

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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