EUobserver prints an op-ed on SchremsII:

“With this decision, Europe is sliding toward a system of data localisation in which European data must stay in Europe. Big companies can likely bear the cost of creating redundant data systems in Europe, and for cloud computing providers that already have data centres in Europe…this decision could bring new customers. But many businesses might decide the cost is too great, and instead eschew the European market altogether. Where that happens, European consumers and businesses will suffer.”

“Where the rule of law cannot keep data safe, restricting the free flow of data may make sense. Given the deep surveillance state in China and Russia, and the primacy of party over law, there is good reason to believe that personal data transferred to Moscow or Shanghai is neither private nor secure. But lumping the United States, Australia, India, Korea, and potentially the United Kingdom into this same category is nonsensical.”

“If Europeans hope to take part in that economy, the EU must opt for interoperability over harmonization, and must avoid holding other governments to a standard that it cannot hold its own member states.”

Read the full Op-Ed.