Does the US have juristriction over the whole world?
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Sun Nov 27 11:03:52 GMT 2011
In article <91957FD74D91406EA2DA6F0603964B1D at MaryPC>, Mary Hawking
<maryhawking at tigers.demon.co.uk> writes
>Suppose Microsoft convinces the Australian government that the health
>records of Australian citizens would be safe wherever they chose to host
>them, what protection would the individual (or government if Data
>Controller) have against misuse or loss of their data, where would cases
>have to be pursued and under what country's (or countries') laws?
If data is kept within a country, then it's unsurprising that Data
Protection Regulators feel they have more control over the situation
than if it's offshore. (Where to a first approximation "the EU" counts
as one country). And that control includes ease of access to both civil
and criminal remedies, in the situation that everything doesn't go
according to plan.
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