EU’s Top Court Restricts Personal-Data Transfers to U.S., Citing Surveillance Concerns

Thousands of businesses will face limits on storing information and facts about European Union citizens

Thousands of businesses will face limits on storing information and facts about European Union citizens on U.S. servers, right after the bloc’s top rated courtroom ruled that these types of transfers exposed Europeans to American federal government surveillance without the need of “actionable rights” to challenge it.

The surprise ruling Thursday from the European Court of Justice, which invalidates a greatly employed EU-U.S. information-transfer agreement regarded as Privateness Defend, is a victory for privacy activists who have very long claimed that the U.S.’s surveillance procedures really should make…