EU's Data-Transfer Demands Will Heighten US Scrutiny

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 9:27 PM EST) -- The European Commission last week pushed for the tightening of transparency and oversight mechanisms in the safe harbor agreement that governs the transfer of data between the U.S. and European Union, a move attorneys say will prompt U.S. regulators to step up their scrutiny of the way multinational companies handle users' data.

In response to recent leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about the scope of U.S. surveillance efforts, the commission on Wednesday released a report detailing the steps it believes need to...
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