Even though individuals don’t seem too concerned about their privacy and digital identity, social media companies are now subject to the privacy laws and regulations of the countries where their servers are hosted, like Ireland.
This is probably a sign that issues of privacy and identity will become more and more important to providers and also device manufacturers as 21st Century “digital” privacy policies replace more antiquated “physical” notions of what is and is not private
As of Saturday, account information for Twitter users outside the U.S. is handled by Twitter International in Dublin, Ireland. This means that all account information will be subject to Irish privacy and data protection law, which is based on the European Union’s Data Protection Directive, Twitter said on its site.”
Thanks to CIO Linkis.com