Microsoft's Patriot Act admission has the EU up in arms
Final week, Microsoft quietly confirmed that cloud knowledge saved on its European servers can nonetheless be handed over to American investigators — and the EU is none too happy about it. Because it seems, the revelation has shed new mild on a elementary battle between US regulation and the EU’s Knowledge Safety Directive — an edict requiring that corporations notify shoppers each time sharing their private info. The bi-lateral Protected Harbor settlement requires equally strict protocol, however underneath the Patriot Act (which trumps all else), corporations like Microsoft might be pressured handy over personal knowledge with out informing focused people. In response, some members of the European Parliament are calling upon legislators to take motion and to implement safeguards that may’t be overridden by third-social gathering governments. It stays to be seen whether or not or not this results in any new legal guidelines or transatlantic tensions, but when we have discovered something, it is that Europeans take their clouds very significantly.