Tag Archives: EU-US Privacy Shield

Does Your Company Meet Privacy Shield Protection Criteria?

As of August 1, the US-EU Privacy Shield is up and running. Companies transferring personal data (e.g., employee data, customer data, etc.) from the EU to the U.S. can now register with the U.S. Department of Commerce provided that they meet the requisite protection criteria. Registration under the Privacy Shield certifies that the transfer of the personal … Continue Reading

EU Regulators Allow One-Year Test of Privacy Shield

The long-awaited US-EU Privacy Shield—the successor to the US-EU Safe Harbor which was declared invalid—is set to kick in on August 1, 2016. (See our July 8 post for detail.) One of the reasons it took so long to put the Privacy Shield in place was the opposition it encountered from consumer groups and the data protection … Continue Reading

Judicial Redress Act of 2015 Presented to the President

Less than a year following its introduction in Congress, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015 was presented to the President on February 12, 2016. According to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in his Statement released on September 17, 2015, the intent is that the Act will (1) address the concerns expressed by the European … Continue Reading

EU-US Privacy Shield Replaces Safe Harbor

The European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce have reached a last-minute deal on a new trans-Atlantic data sharing agreement. Initially coined as “Safe Harbor 2.0” this new agreement will instead be referred to as the “EU-US Privacy Shield.”  EU Justice Commissioner, Vera Jourová, addressed the new agreement at a press conference earlier today.  The … Continue Reading
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