EU Justice Commissioner Wary Of US Data Transfer Deal

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT) -- The European Union’s justice commissioner on Friday said an agreement with the U.S. that exempts certified companies from having to gain consent for international data exchanges is being reassessed because of that country's “lower” data protection standards.

At a meeting of the EU’s Justice Council in Vilnius, Lithuania, Commissioner Viviane Reding said the so-called Safe Harbor agreement “may not be so safe after all,” according to a statement issued by her office.

Her comments are part of widespread criticism in Europe of the way the U.S....
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