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EU data protection authorities to object to Privacy Shield

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EU data protection authorities to object to Privacy Shield

Leaked extracts from the assessment by the EU data protection authorities, grouped under the name Article 29, show that they consider the level of protection in the US not to be “essentially equivalent” to that in the EU. Article 29 is expected to publish its final position on the agreement soon.
 
The European Commission might implement Privacy Shield despite data protection authorities’ objections, who on the other hand could support legal action against it for the agreement to be tested at the European Court of Justice.
 
The pressure to go ahead with the agreement is immense – since Safe Harbour expired, the situation on companies’ data transfer practices between the US and EU remains unclear.

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Elena Perotti

Date

2016-04-11 13:37

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