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Unformatted text preview: s expecting to expand globally, it would be wise to have legal council that understands these types of issues so this type of trouble does not find
its way to your company’s doorstep.
If the organization is exchanging data with European entities, it may need to adhere to
the Safe Harbor requirements. Europe has always had tighter control over protecting privacy information than the U.S. and other parts of the world. So in the past when U.S. and
European companies needed to exchange data, confusion erupted and business was interrupted because the lawyers had to get involved to figure out how to work within the structures of the differing laws. To clear up this mess, a “safe harbor” framework was created,
which outlines how any entity that is going to move privacy data to and from Europe must
go about protecting it. U.S. companies that deal with European entities can become certified against this rule base so data transfer can happen more quickly and easily. ch10.indd 855 12/4/2009 11:39:06 AM All-in-1 / CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 5th Ed. / Harris / 160217-8 CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide 856
The European Union (EU) takes individual privacy much more seriously than most
other countries in the world, so they have strict laws pertaining to data that are considered
private, which are based on the European Union Principles on Privacy. This set of principles has six areas that address using and transmitting information considered sensitive in
nature. All states in Europe must abide by these six principles to be in compliance. Types of Laws
As stated earlier, different countries often have different legal systems. In this section,
we will cover the core components of these systems and what differentiates them.
• Civil (Code) Law
• System of law used in continental European countries such as France and
• Different from the common law used in the United Kingdom and United
• Civil law is rule-based law not precedence based.
• For the most part, a civil law system is focused on codified law—...
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