It was recently found out that European privacy regulators are advising companies to assess foreign data surveillance.
Indeed, the European Data Protection Board is warning organizations about government surveillance for their citizens’ data that is sent overseas or accessed remotely from overseas countries that don’t necessarily have adapted privacy protections. The Board is then recommending for companies to do an analysis in order to know how these foreign governments will be accessing European data.
These recommendations can also give businesses compliance alternatives and ensure that EU citizens’ data are protected, especially when it is accessed or sent by countries that don’t meet Europe’s privacy standards.
However, this could to more pressure on the US and EU governments that will have to develop a policy solution for their data privacy.