European Commission Recommended Citizens to Leave FacebookAdded: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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EU citizens were recommended to close their Facebook accounts to keep information private from US security services. It turned out that current Safe Harbor legislation does not protect their information.
Such recommendations were given by EC attorney in a case brought by an Austrian law student Maximilian Schrems, which investigated whether the data of European citizens can be considered safe if sent to the United States. Indeed, when asked directly, the Commission failed to confirm to the court that the Safe Harbor rules could ensure adequate protection of information of EU citizens.
The case launched by Schrems collects complaints against Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo, claiming that companies operating inside the European Union should not be allowed to pass information over to the United States under Safe Harbor protections. Maximilian Schrems claimed that the PRISM data collection program breached the European standards for privacy protection.
The Austrian student was joined by a few other EU member states and the advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland. The campaigners argued that the Safe Harbor framework couldn’t ensure the protection of information. In response, the European Commission argued that Safe Harbor is still a work in progress, subject to a reform with a 13-point plan in order to ensure the privacy of EU citizens’ information.
The law firm Eversheds pointed out that there have been a spate of cases from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and other courts on data privacy. It also says that bringing down the safe harbor mechanism might seem ill-conceived, but “as the decision of the court in the “right to be forgotten” case seems to reinforce that isn’t a fetter which the European Court of Justice is restrained by”.Posted by: Date:
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
|Privacy? What the? It took a court to finally tell everybody what they should already know.|
Privacy is only a long ago memory.
The only privacy left in this world will be found off line and off the grid.
Otherwise all will share everything.
With the alphabet soup that is the mixtures of US intel spooks and those they share with. Its a brave new world?
Nah,just the worst being realized.
Not the kind of sharing that I came to do.
|posted by (2015-04-03 05:38:11)|
|everyone knows this already..|
|posted by (2015-04-03 06:03:43)|
|@1 There are no privacy even offline but maybe off grid yes.|
With all the cameras setup everywhere we are like a non reality 'big brothers'.I understand they are use for security measures but what the law said is that they should be deleted after XX hours/days butinstead you find them posted online.
|Eu is confusing commercial practices with government practices. There's a duality here. Plus, and country in the EU with any sort of intelligence agency is doing the same thing or trying to do the same thing. Let's stop this nonsense and call this what it is...a global breach of individual privacy and global disinformation about how citizens just aren't part of the political equation. Governments have failed us in terms of representing our ideals and pursuits.|
|They just want everyone off the web, period.|
|posted by (2015-04-03 22:37:10)|
|what the (F). WHAT IS PRIVACY........|
|Big Brother is here,thanks for the heads up Mr Wells,Bill Binney and all those that followed,when individual countries contrive to control global communications and breach the rights,freedoms or security of individuals or the state/country they occupy there will always be watchmen to point out when they have in their hubris gone too far,how far is far enough hmm well Angela Merkel and 200 diplomats phones from various countries would be a good starting point or the phones of journalists or millions of joe schmo`s trying to catch up with tv series or get a peek at whats new on at the cinema and not done for reasons of protection of either their interests or security as would be the raison d`etre for the patriot act or anti-terrorism acts but for the interests of private corporations for and by which perons/agents/collaborators with the NSA have sold out their own as is clear from the GCHQ (mi6) passing British citizens data directly to the NSA a far reaching practice going beyond betrayal of trust.|
|all first laid out in the CIA white paper of 2001 titled :The Global Domination of Cyberspace a CIA/NSA whitepaper presented by the Director of the CIA if recollection serves.Since the development of Bebo,My Space and other CIA programs began it has always been the global goal,well today it is near completed and Facebook is no exception to earlier Networking tools and it goes one better it posts you and everyone you know puts you all in one big database and gives you and all your data to the world via the NSA,1 Billion down 63 million to go.Aah if only that was an end to it,then the partner countries (or so called,who are also spied upon)feedback all metadata from their countries electorate straight back to the NSA,insidious is not a strong enough word for it. (:^D).||
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