Is Safe Harbor safe?
A group of German privacy officers has cast doubt on the efficacy of the US “Safe Harbor” solution for the export of personal data from the EU. They are concerned about the high incidence of US companies claiming to be Safe Harbor when they are not and the relative laxity of the FTC’s control mechanisms for the scheme. They believe that many companies who were originally registered have failed to renew their “data vows” and are not providing an adequate level of protection.
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