Non-U.S.-citizen data worries »

Cult of Mac:

Sophie in ‘t Veld, a Dutch MEP who serves as vice chair of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, told The Independent, “Let’s turn this around and imagine this is not the United States having unlimited access to our data but the government of Mr Putin or the Chinese government – would we still wonder if it’s an urgent issue? Nobody would ask that question.”

While we may imagine that the US won’t use the data for anything nefarious, we just may be too naive. Even worse, however, is the precedent this sets for countries to gather data on non-citizens via commercial services that may in the future be housed in a location other than our country of origin.