Commission presents EU-US Privacy Shield


European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová said: “Protecting personal data is my priority both inside the EU and internationally. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is a strong new framework."

Now, a committee composed of representatives of the Member States will be consulted and the EU Data Protection Authorities will give their opinion, before a final decision by the College.

The European Commission presented the anticipated EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which aims to protect the personal data of the European citizens from any monitoring activities performed by the US government and the US based firms.

The European Commission said that the Privacy Shield draft agreement, reflects the requirements set by the European Court of Justice in its ruling from 6 October 2015. Then the EU court decided that the previous “Safe Harbor” agreement, which regulated the data tr...

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