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Privacy Shield: New draft in early July?

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Privacy Shield: New draft in early July?

Speaking to EUobserver, Vera Jourova, the EU justice commissioner, said that Washington and Brussels had in fact worked out the most contentious issues of the deal, concerning US security services’ access to data, bulk collection of personal information and independent oversight.

But Ars Technica reports that some members the Article 31 working group, which is tasked with assessing the Privacy Shield proposal, have expressed frustration that the deal’s draft still hasn’t been delivered by the commission.

Privacy Shield has been developed for months now, leaving companies that depend in data transfers between the US and the EU in a limbo. According to EUobserver, a lot of money is also involved: the data flows across the Atlantic are worth an estimated €230 billion a year.

Previously it was reported that even if Privacy Shield is implemented, it’s likely that it wouldn’t survive being challenged at court.


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Teemu Henriksson


2016-06-24 15:34

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