What you need to know about transatlantic data transfers

From helpnetsecurity.com

Where does data live and who can access it? This seemingly simple question is, in fact, incredibly complex in the cloud era, as servers often reside abroad and regional data rights clash with international government surveillance efforts.

This friction is evident on both side of the Atlantic after last year’s court decision that Facebook’s transfer of personal data from the EU to its headquarters in the US directly breached the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), leaving thousands of companies – from device manufacturers to software creators – wondering what data they can use in their products.

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