Benefits For Cloud Providers Adhering To US-EU Safe Harbor

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Differing local privacy and data protection laws, especially in the EU, have increasingly challenged U.S. cloud providers seeking to move and store data across the globe. New guidance and public statements by the United States Department of Commerce come at an important time, as privacy and data protection issues increasingly derail and slow transactions involving U.S. businesses seeking to do business online and abroad.

Online businesses recently have encountered resistance and skepticism about the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor ("Safe Harbor") program and its efficacy in meeting EU...
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