I was reading about data transfer implications for those of us who live in EU. Apparently transferring any user's personal info outside of EU is not strictly legal, unless you go through some paperwork which I definitely will not.
So the questions is, does this mean that it's illegal to host your website in USA if you're located in EU? My website stores personal info like e-mail address, password and nickname (this info is stored on a server outside of EU). Does this fall under personal data transfer? Or did I misunderstand the whole thing?
Perhaps someone with experience with the web legalities could help me out better understand this.