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Privacy Shield "set top be approved"

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Privacy Shield "set top be approved"

According to their sources, the Article 31 group, consisting of representatives from all EU member states, will agree today that the US has given enough assurances for the deal to be cleared.

The agreement is then expected to be discussed by the European Commission on Monday, and approved on Tuesday, when it should be signed by the EU justice commissioner Vera Jourová and US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker.

According to reports, there have been “substantial improvements” to the original text, and the new version includes stronger rules on “data retention, onward transfers and safeguards on access to data by public authorities”, together with a US ombudsman.

This would clear the legal limbo that many businesses have been in since the Safe Harbour agreement was ruled invalid, however it seems likely that Privacy Shield will be similarly tested at courts.

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2016-07-08 12:36

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