now the European Privacy Directive, Another typo. Typing is hard, folks, but the international they're spelled right. The International Data Protection Directive. This goes to the European Union, and
these are stronger requirements than what we have in the States. As a matter of fact, if you look at Canada's privacy directives, you look European. Privacy directives again really aren't federal walls. There are a couple of regulations in relation to specific industries, but as far as
federal walls to protect
privacy of data just are missing those in the US. As a matter of fact, I think it could even be a fair question. If they were to say, Canada, the European Union and the United States are entering into an international treaty on privacy, off digital information.
would find it most difficult to comply? And the answer would be the US because we really don't have a national framework in place. All right, so with the European Union,
ultimately, the goal there is to protect citizens of the U and to provide very stringent requirements for how European Union,
uh, citizens, how their information is to be protected. Even data that traverse is the geography of the European Union must be protected a certain way. We also usedto have the safe Lord Harbor laws. Now replacing safe harbor is the you privacy shield.
So it really is kind of an extension off
the European, the safe harbor laws, but ultimately again protecting European Union citizens. How U S companies doing business with EU citizens are in the you must protect data. So
you know the ideas if our standards aren't up to place than the European Union will say. Okay, if you're dealing with us,
you have to meet this set of standards.