Privacy Shield: a transatlantic partnership with many opponents


Austrian Max Schrems waits for the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, 06 October 2015.

Too fast, too little: the European Parliament is not keen to facilitate an agreement that makes little difference in private citizen protection

Privacy Shield is a transatlantic framework agreement that will "limit" and "regulate" how US firms handle European citizens’ data.

The agreement was concluded by the European Commission on February 2nd. But, the European Parliament feels the agreement is neither limiting nor regulating enough. And in any case, it is unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.

The digital transatlantic partnership

On Thursday, March 17, Members of the European Parliament were holding a hearing trying to scrut...

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