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EU data protection authorities concerned with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 13, 2016

A draft transatlantic data transfer framework approved in February by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce received a less-than-enthusiastic response from EU data protection authorities today, effectively giving U.S. companies little assurance as to how they can legally transfer personal data from Europe into the United States.  

As Compliance Week previously reported, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will replace the Safe Harbor Framework, which was invalidated by the European Court of Justice in October 2015 in the case Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner. The decision effectively meant that personal data transferred from Europe to the...

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