Berlin’s Data Protection Chief urges data withdrawal from US Clouds

After last week’s ruling from the European Court of Justice striking down the privacy shield data transfer agreement between the EU and the US, Berlin’s chief data protection officer Maja Smoltczyk now urges (text in German) organizations to repatriate personal data currently stored with US cloud providers.

The court had found that US government agencies have simply too much access to data about European citizens stored with US tech companies, violating the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the extensive data privacy rights enshrined in the GDPR.

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