Today the EU/US Safe Harbour agreement was deemed to be invalid by the EU’s highest courts. The EU Safe Harbour ruling could have a significant impact on how companies handle data in Salesforce or other computer systems.
EU Data Protection law:
“Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data”
(Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the DPA).