The debate and ongoing negotiations over data transfer laws both in the U.S. and internationally should be something businesses should be taking careful note of. With laws constantly changing and the way we view data and privacy a continual conversation, seeking ongoing business counsel should be at the top of the list.
Some of the biggest tech giants in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, such as Facebook, Google and Apple are being held on a wire over international data transfer laws. Due to an increased focus in the media over privacy shields, user information and government data, the original Safe Harbor agreement was reviewed by Europe's highest court last October. When the agreement was struck down, both U.S. and European officials had to scramble to negotiate a new one.