While all the talk has been about the now-defunct Safe Harbor deal and protecting European data in the US, a recent case involving Google flips that debate on its head.
Suspending the privacy rules that govern European data in the US would be "uncharted territory," with many US services facing possible disruption.
With the Judicial Redress Act now passed by the US Senate, Europeans are set to gain the right to sue US agencies that violate the country's own privacy laws.
Google may have found an answer to demands by European regulators that it delist 'right to be forgotten' results on all domains, including Google.com.
Facebook has been given three months by France's data-protection watchdog to stop sending data to the US and violating users' right to privacy.
A new deal would effectively allow the continuation of data transfers between the two geographical powerhouses.
For people who want to use Facebook anonymously, the social network is now allowing Tor access directly from its Android app, expanding on its existing support from Tor-enabled browsers.
Can the EU's new regulations provide definition, legal structure for on-going privacy concerns of both citizens and businesses?
European politicians have agreed to implement a controversial new rule that will require teens under 16 years to get their parent's permission to use the internet.
The EU wants critical service providers to ramp up their security -- while in the same breath members are fighting encryption and considering mandatory backdoors in software.
VTech disclosed that nearly 6.4 million child profiles were affected in a recent data breach with most of them in the U.S. and France.
The hack was a catastrophic loss of data for parents and children, and could have been prevented had lessons from other breaches been learned.
The rules that govern how EU data is treated in the US are being violated by major tech companies, according to a privacy group in a filed complaint to the FTC.
New datacenter region will be Amazon's third in the European Union after Frankfurt and Dublin.
Germany wants to become global encryption leader -- but the reasons for its stance are complex.
Microsoft's president and chief legal officer reckons his four-point plan can rescue the now-dead Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement between the US and Europe.
Germany's lower house has signed off on an updated data-retention Bill, with customer data to be stored for 10 weeks by telcos and ISPs, accessible by a warrant.
OPINION: The European Union this week scrapped a long-standing data rights agreement with the United States. No one knows the implications of this decision, but it's bound to be ugly -- and it will probably affect your company.
The company has already been served a contempt of court order for refusing to hand over the foreign data to the US government.