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---- Google not covered by British privacy laws
diberry - 3:33 pm on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
Think about it people, WebmasterWorld is a worldwide operation on the internet and has a huge UK membership but doesn't call within the UK's grasp any more than any other US based website, including Google.
Hmm, my understanding is that if WebmasterWorld was collecting info on British citizens that it was against British law to collect, then the UK could demand that WebmasterWorld stop doing that and/or block UK citizens or something along those lines. I'm not sure there's clear case law on this exact issue, but that's my understanding with brick and mortar stores, i.e., if you don't comply with UK law then you can't ship to UK customers. I believe that would apply here.
Where on earth did you get the idea that international law applies to the US?
Oh, you're right! That idea came from my dream in which unicorns came to earth, taught us how to love each other and heal all disease. ;)