The US has a powerful “data advantage” worldwide.
Every time you “favourite” a Facebook comment, or retweet, or Google something, a bit of your personal life gets stored in the US or on US servers.
When you use free services on the Internet, you pay for that free stuff with the personal information YOU give those services.
But even if you don’t use Facebook or Google or Amazon, at least 80% of your personal data on the web is stored in the US or on US servers. That’s because most of the world’s data in the cloud is now stored on US servers.
Edward Snowden famously focused the world’s...