Europe’s highest court ends an agreement that allows data to flow freely between the EU and the US. Both sides must now find ways to build trust into data collection and lower fears of a loss of privacy.
Bythe Monitor's Editorial Board
For two decades, Europe and the United States have managed to balance their differing views on how to protect a person’s privacy on the Internet. On Tuesday, Europe’s highest court abruptly invalidated a 2000 agreement that had allowed data to flow freely across the Atlantic under voluntary rules on privacy. The court insisted on strict and mandatory protections.