EU Citizens’ Privacy Rights Violated by US Companies

by admin on August 20, 2014

According to InfoWorld, a complaint has been filed against thirty U.S. companies for allegedly collecting more information of EU residents than committed to through Safe Harbor agreements.

The Center for Digital Democracy, a U.S. nonprofit watchdog group, filed the complaint against the group of data brokers and data management firms, including Adobe Systems, AOL, and

Part of the complaint said, according to InfoWorld, that “the companies combine public records with online tracking technologies, mobile tracking and other sources, and can collect addresses, purchase histories, income and family structure.”

Chaninat and Leeds’ corporate lawyers assist with Thai company formation for start-ups and branch offices of large international companies.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce both helped develop the framework of the Safe Harbor, and are being called upon by the CDD to enforce compliance with the agreements, reports InfoWorld.

Read the full story here.

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