US Citizens will not fall under this ruling however, and will be governed according to US law and be handled out of Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.
The EU has some of the best privacy laws in the world protecting individuals rights as to what information can be collected and stored. This latest move by Twitter provides a glimmer of hope that US tech companies are starting to value individuals privacy. The EU is also looking at bolstering its privacy protection through a new Data Protection Regulation which allows individual countries to deal with cross-border privacy issues which has proven to be very difficult in the past.
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