As can be seen throughout news media, Europe’s highest court has rejected the ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement.
Business insider wrote an excellent article on the ruling and explain it in emoji here.
The ruling goes to show that data protection and data privacy framework is lacking in some ways and the European Commission will now be under pressure.
The implications from this ruling are yet to be seen but will certainly affect some of the bigger cloud service providers out there.
With the growing popularity of cloud services everyone needs to be mindful of where their data is kept, who has access to it and who owns it, once it’s in “the cloud”.