Why U.S. Software Companies Don’t Have to Protect Our Data

From securityboulevard.com


Flaws such as the CLOUD Act’s ability to undermine the Privacy Shield mean our data can be sent to U.S. authorities and companies

Since COVID-19, millions of people have been working from home. U.S. software providers such as Zoom and Skype are experiencing a boom thanks to a spike in videoconferencing. But what many people don’t know is that the Privacy Shield framework installed in 2016 offers no protection against U.S. companies spying on our personal data. In fact, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, a U.S. federal law enacted in 2018, legitimizes it.

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