If you’re a Facebook user, the European Commission is warning that you’re being spied on. Recently, a member of the EU warned European citizens that they ought to close their Facebook accounts if they have any intentions of keeping their personal information away from the prying eyes of U.S. intelligence agencies, adding that current Safe Harbor legislation does not protect their privacy or data.
Britain’s Guardian newspaper reports that the warning came from EC member Bernhard Schima in reference to a case brought by privacy advocate Maximilian Schrems. The case in question examined whether the data of EU citizens should be considered safe if it is sent to the United States. Such concerns follow earlier revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency and other American spy operations absorbed metadata from virtually every online source. FULL REPORT