Firefox Privacy Question

I love the Firefox web browser. It wasn’t always like that (back in the early noughties I think it got a bit less than reliable) but it’s now my browser of choice along with DuckDuckGo as a search engine. Compared to anything by MicroShaft and POOgle it’s a winning combo.

Anyway, I was considering signing up for a Firefox account so I can synchronise my bookmarks across multiple devices and since I am am a privacy advocate I thought I would check out their privacy notice.

I have a concern with it, and have sent them this question:

Dear Mozilla,

I have a question about this part of your privacy notice:

“We’re a global organization and our computers are in several different places around the world. We also use service providers whose computers may also be in various countries. This means that your information might end up on one of those computers in another country, and that country may have a different level of data protection regulation than yours. By giving us information, you consent to this kind of transfer of your information. No matter what country your information is in, we comply with applicable law and will also abide by the commitments we make in this privacy policy.

My question is this:

If my data is held in another country, when you comply with “applicable law” do you comply with the “applicable law of the country in which the data is held” or do you comply with the “applicable law in which the data was collected”.

I am an EU citizen living in the EU and covered by GDPR and I would expect you to comply with this legislation wherever this data is held.

I will update this page when I get a response.

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