Austrian activist Max Schrems said: The technology companies’ compliance with European restrictions on transmitting data across the Atlantic is very weak. Poll Of companies, including Facebook and Netflix.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in July that the 2016 Data Agreement Privacy Shield was invalid under the Privacy Shield in Europe due to concerns about US surveillance.
The EU Court of Justice ruling effectively ends the privileged access that US tech companies, like Facebook, had to personal data from Europe.
The ruling also puts the United States on a par with other countries outside the European Union, which means that data transfers are likely to face closer scrutiny.
The survey, conducted by the Shams Digital Rights Group (NOYB), included 33 companies, and most of those companies were American, but some were based in the European Union and Britain.
By exercising customers’ right to ask companies how their data is treated under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the survey drew a mixed set of responses.
Some companies did not respond, while others provided misleading answers“The responses ranged from detailed explanations to admissions that these companies had no idea what was happening to the denial of the law,” said Shermos.
Digital Rights Group (NOYB) said: There was no response from the (AirBnB) platform, Netflix service, and the app. What’s UpOther tech companies pointed to their privacy policies that did not address the questions asked.
Slack made it clear that it would not voluntarily transfer user data to the US authorities, but it failed to address concerns that Washington has the legal authority to conduct targeted surveillance of non-US citizens abroad.
“We were amazed in general how many companies were unable to provide more than just a standard answer,” Sherims said.
“The tech companies that have provided answers are largely not in compliance with (CJEU) ruling, and it appears that most of the industry still lacks a plan for how to proceed.”