Google Admits Handing over European User Data to US Intelligence Agencies

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by funkydude, Aug 11, 2011.

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  1. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Goog...Data-to-US-Intelligence-Agencies-215740.shtml

    The EU really needs to sort this out. If search engines need to comply with Chinese laws to operate in China they should comply with European laws to operate in Europe.
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    Saw this a few days ago on another forum.

    This is an EU issue. Google can't say no to the US government... the Patriot Act gives them ridiculous power.

    EDIT: And Google stopped complying with China.
     
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    I'd say it's an issue for US corporations also.This Patriot Act will hurt them.
    As the article mentions, Amazon and Microsoft are also affected and thus will also see companies leaving their cloud, due to (future) EU privacy laws.
    It's only a matter of time before some European (trans) national privacy organization or for instance EU parliament members will enforce stricter EU law.
    The Patriot Act leaves EU companies little choice.
    And there will probably be quite some European cloud competitors who will gladly use this privacy argument to promote their products.
     
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    Oh I didn't mean that it doesn't concern companies. I just meant that the issue here is not that Chrome gave information it's that the US demanded it with the Patriot Act.
     
  6. J_L

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    Sigh, USA stealing data from other countries :thumbd:.
     
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    And others stealing from the U.S. This is just how it is now, and it's not going to stop. You can't undo what's been done, even if they had the desire to, which they just don't.
     
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    And Neowin, an oft-quoted source for some has this:
    Just sayin' ...
     
  9. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Unreal that you didn't even bother to read the article. Opportunists trying to have a dig at Microsoft when this is about the USA, not Google or Microsoft. :blink: :ouch:

    2nd paragraph:
     
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