Tag archives: EU-US Privacy Shield

The European Parliament asks for the suspension of the privacy shield

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogOn July 5, the European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution, asking the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, to suspend the Privacy Shield framework. The EU-US Privacy Shield, designed by the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission, provides a mechanism for companies to transfer personal data between the EU and the US while … Continue reading

Privacy Shield Update: EU Member States Approve Amended Framework

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn July 8, 2016, European Member States approved the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield framework, with four Member States – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovenia – reportedly abstaining. Before the framework can be implemented, formal approval by the European Commission is required. Although the European Commission has yet to formally release a copy of the revised … Continue reading

Hamburg DPA leader: Model Clauses, BCRs and EU-US Privacy Shield are probably insufficient

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn February 26, 2016,  Article 29 Working Party member and head of the Hamburg Data Protection Authority, Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar, again spoke at an event about the consequences of the invalidation of the Safe Harbor, emphasizing his position on the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US.… Continue reading

Details of Privacy Shield published

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn February 29, 2016, the European Commission published the documents comprising the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the adoption of which we previously covered on our blog. In the Commission’s opinion, the new framework reflects the requirements set forth by the European Court of Justice in the Schrems ruling, which invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. The … Continue reading

Hamburg DPA leader addresses EU-US Privacy Shield

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn February 5, 2016, Article 29 Working Party member and head of the Hamburg Data Protection Authority, Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar, spoke about the EU-US Privacy Shield. Caspar observed that, once approved, the EU-US Privacy Shield system will initially be valid regardless of the decision of the European data protection authorities (DPAs). This is because the Privacy Shield will remain in force … Continue reading

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill comments on EU-US Privacy Shield

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightFTC Commissioner Julie Brill sat down this morning with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation to discuss the EU-US Privacy Shield, the new framework for transatlantic transfer of personal data announced earlier this week. Commissioner Brill began by discussing the agreement generally, and provided valuable insight on the role of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) … Continue reading

EU-US Privacy Shield scrutinized in Article 29 Working Party initial response

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn February 3, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) released a statement on the consequences of the Schrems judgment, following an assessment of the legal framework and the practices of US intelligence services. The WP29 expressed continuing concerns about the US framework for processing personal data for intelligence purposes, in spite of recent reforms.… Continue reading

EU and US reach agreement on cross-border data transfer framework, but uncertainty remains

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn February 2, 2016, the European Commission and the United States reached an agreement on a new framework to permit transatlantic transfers of personal data.  The new framework — named “EU-US Privacy Shield”  — is slated to replace the US-EU Safe Harbor framework that was invalidated by the Court of Justice for the European Union.… Continue reading
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