EU to introduce new safeguards against illegal data transfers

A key committee at the European Parliament agreed to stringent safeguards to prevent non-EU governments from gaining illegal access to the EU data. The committee introduced safeguards against unlawful international data transfer by cloud service providers and set stricter conditions on business-to-government data requests. Next month, the Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee will seek the support of the EU lawmakers for amendments which will allow it to start negotiations with the EU countries on the final details of the European Commission’s draft Data Act.