EU must be attentive to US privacy obstacles

EU must be attentive to US privacy obstacles


Last year’s European Court of Justice decision on “Safe Harbour” arguably caught both the European Union and United States somewhat by surprise, forcing them to reopen negotiations on a policy area that neither side had any real desire to readdress.

The ruling, which effectively nullified the existing arrangement facilitating data transfers between the EU and the US, gave the affected parties little choice but to work out a new agreement as quickly as possible.

With a preliminary acc...


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