EU court rules transatlantic data deal invalid

  • The European Court of Justice deemed transatlantic data-sharing deal which would allow American tech companies to transfer users' data from the European Union (EU) to the US, as invalid. "The Court of Justice declares that the (European) Commission's US Safe Harbour Decision is invalid," it said. The EU data protection laws forbid its citizens' information from being exported to countries outside the region without adequate levels of protection, Xinhua news agency reported. Source: IANS