global techThe agreement that allowed the transfer of personal data between businesses in the United States and the European Union was invalidated by the European Court of Justice on October 6, 2015. This “safe harbor” agreement had been in place since 2000. The Court’s decision throws into doubt the data collection and transfer practices of countless US businesses.

The safe harbor agreement was necessary because, under the European Data Protection Directive, the US is not considered to be a country with
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Google recently sent out a letter to users of its AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers, and DoubleClick Ad Exchange products.  It looked like this:

Dear Publisher,

We want to let you know about a new policy about obtaining EU end-users’ consent.
It clarifies your duty to obtain end-user consent when you use products like Google
AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers, and DoubleClick Ad Exchange . . .
Please ensure that you comply with this policy as soon as possible, and
not later

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