Transferring Personal Data From The European Union

An abundance of information is easily accessible online to anyone who has an Internet connection and who knows how to look for it. But this development raises significant privacy issues. These issues relate to the risks associated with the collection, use and security of personal data. In the European Union (EU,) the transfer of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC.)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is the Data Protection Directive Perceived from a US Perspective?
What Organizations are affected by the Application of the Data Protection Directive?
What does the Data Protection Directive Say?
How is the Transfer of Personal Data Regulated?
Does the US guarantee an Adequate Level of Protection?

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