- Statutes and Legislative Analysis
- Further Reading
- What an exigent circumstances letter looks like
- A Global Reality: Governmental Access to Data in the Cloud. Hogan Lovells White Paper
- European Union vs.the Patriot Act. Subsentio White Paper for the U.S. Department of State
- The USA Patriot Act and the Privacy of Data Stored in the Cloud: Mayer Brown
Since implementation of Directive 95/46, U.S. companies receiving data about EU nationals have been required by their customers to comply with the U.S. Safe Harbor standards, or, more recently, to agree to binding contract principles if they had not qualified under the standards. In January 2012 a new draft privacy regulation was presented for discussion by the European Parliament and the EU Member States meeting in the Council of Ministers. While there may be significant changes to the draft regulation, U.S. companies would be advised to begin to start aligning their operations with the fundamental principles of the new regulation to avoid being caught flat footed when it is implemented, in 2014 or 2015.
At WorldHostingDays I presented a statistic about the percentage of revenues MegaUpload represented to Carpathia Hosting. Although my sources were credible and corroborated, after further investigation, I believe that statistic to be wrong.
The first panel I attended during the interactive event at South-by-Southwest discussed media coverage of SOPA / PIPA. This topic is near and dear to my heart because of the allegations from Big IP that SOPA and PIPA were derailed not because they were a bad idea, but because of a vast conspiracy within the media that presented only the “anti” side of the argument.
While it’s premature to say that SOPA and PIPA are officially dead, it appears that the writing is on the wall for these noxious bills. That does not meanxx however, that there is nothing to be worried about. Indeed, the failure of SOPA and PIPA has led some pundits to speculate that BigIP will “double down” on its legislative strategy. Beyond the copyright wars, there are two legislative developments that hosts need to be aware of.