Facebook and privacy: The self-assertion of Europe

just before the heads of state and government of the European Union to negotiate about a kind of reinvention of the EU in times of Corona, has sent to the court

Facebook and privacy: The self-assertion of Europe

just before the heads of state and government of the European Union to negotiate about a kind of reinvention of the EU in times of Corona, has sent to the court of justice of the Union a clear Signal across the Atlantic: He looks at the data of European citizens than the United States is not sufficiently protected. Now in any legal state can claim national security in a specific case and after a consideration take precedence over fundamental rights.

hardly any restrictions when it comes to data of Europeans – and these do not have the possibility to exercise their rights effectively asserted. The well-sounding name change, under which the EU-Commission agreements with the Americas met: The "Safe Harbor"agreement was declared by the Luxembourg judges, who are just as invalid as the "Privacy-Shield-decision".

No Association overcome any Redistribution of funds

It was expected that the United States react to this decision with discontent-in the face of the bill ions heavy volume of trade with Europe and the need for the Corona-crisis economically. You must and will find a solution here. Grip, the judgment is not. On the importance and reach of data protection, in particular, one can always argue – to claim, but the claim of Europe, with its values to America. It is a great European achievement that the state must justify, if he is in the rights of the Individual engages, and that security interests do not enjoy flat-rate priority.

Good and it is important, therefore, that the European Union this weekend to ensure their basics. It is not a club for any Redistribution of resources, but wants to be a space of freedom, security and justice. The Finance must serve the European values and credits of their adherence to be made.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 20:19

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