In what ways do the requirements for jurisdiction differ from those of European nations? How are they similar?

According to the textbook (Shaffer, 2015) jurisdiction civil and commercial cases between parties domiciled in two or more European Union (EU) countries is determined by EU Council Regulation No. 44/2001.  The general rule is determined by the domicile of the defendant.

When it comes to data and information for example, the biggest difference in jurisdiction is probably between United States and European Union. Many of it is based on culture and history of both regions. In Europe people try to hold a strong position about protecting personal information against others who want to use it for their advantage. Privacy is very important in the EU and the laws change sometimes from one country to another. The United Kingdom is less strict with its laws than Germany for example.

In the United States the idea of freedom sometimes means more that protecting personal data, when it comes to freedom of information. In the United States people take more legal action than Europe, maybe because some parts of Europe make the losing party in a law suit pay the expenses of both parties.

There are also many similarities, but because we are talking about data and information in this case, we can say that both regions try to protect people from somebody stealing their personal information, just one area does it more strict than another, and the consequences may be different.