27 Feb EU Plans Legislation to Compel Companies Outside of Bloc to Turn Over Data
The EU executive said this week that it is preparing legislation that will give it power to seize the data of European customers from servers outside of the bloc.
The move is expected to put EU at odds with tech giants and privacy activists. The report also comes as a landmark case involving access to data stored in Microsoft’s Ireland servers comes to a climax.
The plan is said to be a change in direction for the EU Commission which had historically sided with privacy advocates. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova remarked that the current method for accessing cross-border evidence was slow and inefficient, and law enforcement had to act faster than criminals.