Reaction to President Trump’s executive order affecting data privacy of non-US citizens
President Trump’s recent executive order entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States that was signed on January 25, 2017 has caused concern among some within the European Union that it provides government access to their data that is stored or processed in the US.
Much of the initial concern raised by the executive order is centered on Section 14 that references the Privacy Act. While some have interpreted this as denying any privacy rights to non-US citizens or legal residents, legal groups and the European Commission have asserted that the section is constrained to act within existing laws and, as the European Commission has made very clear, the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement uses other protections to provide a safe transfer of data and storage within the US.
Accordingly, LogMeIn does not believe this executive order has any bearing on our commitments to customers concerning the safety of their data and that no customer needs to fear for the safety of their information that is held with LogMeIn. LogMeIn has always been — and remains — committed to take great care with the information provided by its customers and will continue to do so. Our privacy controls, online statements and business controls remain in force and intact.