EU Approves New “Privacy Shield” Data Transfer Accord With U.S.

On Tuesday July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the EU – U.S. Trans-Atlantic Privacy Shield data transfer deal, commonly referred to as the “Privacy Shield”. The action followed an earlier vote by representatives of each EU member state … Continue reading

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Sanity Prevails? The Framework for the New EU – U.S. Privacy Shield

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission announced a last-minute “political agreement” with the United States concerning a new privacy framework for transatlantic data transfers. The accord, called the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”, still requires further negotiation of the specific terms of the deal, but the … Continue reading

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Now What? Europe’s High Court Sinks the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Data Transfer Program

Life just got a lot more confusing, complicated and expensive for organizations that transmit personal data to the United States from the European Union (EU) under the frequently-used U.S. – EU Safe Harbor program. Why? Because the Court of Justice … Continue reading

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Can the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Weather the Storm?

On 24 March, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) heard argument on a case that could significantly impact, if not invalidate altogether, the Safe Harbor framework that facilitates the flow of personal data from the European Union … Continue reading

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