EU ruling could have major implications for technology and privacy

The BBC reported Wednesday that "An opinion issued by the European Court of Justice says that current data-sharing rules between the 28-nation bloc and the US are 'invalid.' The decision could affect other tech firms' abilities to send Europeans' information to US data centres."

Although the ruling is not final, the BBC explains that the ruling could disrupt participation by U.S. tech giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple in U.S. government data surveillance programs.

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