The company has offices in the European Union and wants to ensure that it avoids locations of E. IS. Data protection laws. What steps can the company take to increase the likelihood that its hotlist reporting system remains in compliance? To start with, all parties should be brushed up on existing laws and regulations and the consequences of non-compliance. Far too often there are incidents in which ignorance is claimed but the ignorance seems to be intentional.
In fact it would be a good idea to regularly review such laws for their company and in their state as well as any laws that are applicable with the countries they do business with. Though it is understandable and certainly possible to not be aware of very law pertaining to your business and its practices and this is why there are lawsuits sometimes, due to the fact that someone really didn’t know. In the case of something like Yahoo and the French court dealing with access to purchase Nazi paraphernalia, one would have to wonder if this didn’t “feel right” to begin with by making it acceptable.
Having things like that accessible can only bring on more fuel for breeding hate although if something is not found in one place it can be found elsewhere. If you hesitate with what you are giving access to or taking access from, you should not proceed. If there is going to be a perceived trust issue then this needs to be taken into consideration as well. It would be best to find out what the trust issue is, where it came from and how it can be resolved. Most of these case studies we have been reading about involve either a trust or a territorial issue that was due to a lack of communication.
This is also the case in the Stranger case study. I personally believe she was completely violated in her privacy because of the fact that she was checking her own personal email, even if it was on Loving Care’s laptop. I’ve said it before that they probably have these policies n place in order to ensure Loving Care’s employees are staying on task but checking into their temporary files should only serve to monitor their internet usage, not go into personal email accounts.
It’s like a parent spying on their teen and hearing something they assume is wrong and suddenly they have ammunition for grounding their child. As far as corporations with business “across the pond”, they need to remember that the internet is like a gateway of information, images, ideas, products, opinions, both good and bad, accessed by both good and bad people and what another country decides in their court as a violation in America should stand because without the internet it would not have reached that far.