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Privacy Shield possibly in jeopardy

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Privacy Shield possibly in jeopardy

Yesterday, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) declared that “significant improvements” are required, as the plan is “not robust enough” to withstand legal scrutiny before the court. In its opinion, the EDPS acknowledged that Privacy Shield would be a “step in the right direction”, but doesn’t include adequate safeguards to protect privacy and data protection rights of EU individuals.

Moreover, Politico reported that the European Parliament passed a resolution that Privacy Shield violates the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Still, it seems that the European Commission and US regulators are nevertheless planning on implementing the agreement, even if it being challenged at the courts seems inevitable.

Last week, it was reported that Max Schrems, the Austrian who took down Safe Harbour, the predecessor of Privacy Shield, was taking action against “model clauses” that have allowed multinational companies to continue data transfers across the Atlantic.


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Teemu Henriksson


2016-05-31 12:49

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