EU’s Top Court Restricts Personal-Data Transfers to U.S., Citing Surveillance Concerns

Countless numbers of providers will deal with constraints on storing information about European Union citizens…

Countless numbers of providers will deal with constraints on storing information about European Union citizens on U.S. servers, following the bloc’s top court docket dominated that this kind of transfers exposed Europeans to American federal government surveillance without the need of “actionable rights” to challenge it.

The surprise ruling Thursday from the European Court of Justice, which invalidates a broadly employed EU-U.S. knowledge-transfer settlement identified as Privateness Shield, is a victory for privacy activists who have very long explained the U.S.’s surveillance procedures ought to make it ineligible…