Big news for international organizations

For years the differences between US and other countries laws have been resolved by agreements which respect both sides concerns. With regard to data transmission, e.g., personnel records within an international company, Safe Harbour rules are often defined. They allow companies from other countries to operate by following a set of rules. This is like standards which help facilitate commerce and reduce the role of bureaucrats.

Today’s ArsTechnica article reports a “dramatic judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union” which will likely derail many existing business relationships.

Likely this ruling will be a bonus for companies that operate only in the EU. It will be a long time before the impact of this major change is known.

The article is at ARS Technica