On the inadequacy of US Cloud providers

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As many expected, the 16/07/2020 the European Court of Justice has invalidated the Privacy Shield Agreement ending a legal battle started 7 years ago by the then law student Max Schrems.

This victory for citizens’ privacy confirms once again that there have been no improvements, since the invalidation of Safe Harbor in 2015, in the way EU citizens data is being abused and, now we know for sure, illegally processed not only by US corporations but also by US Government agencies.

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US Cloud may be incompatible with GDPR

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Latest reports confirm that the use of Cloud platforms owned by US corporations may lead to non compliance with GDPR and could be detrimental in the long run for EU organisations.

It’s common knowledge that Cloud platforms come with benefits but also with known risks. Compliance with various regulations, being an ever changing landscape, is generally not seen as a major risk as it’s built into the sometimes tedious but necessary tasks.

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