Inside The New And Improved EU-US Data Transfer Framework

Law360, New York (March 4, 2016, 4:43 PM EST) -- Bret Cohen

Harriet Pearson

Eduardo Ustaran On Feb. 29, 2016, and after more than two years of negotiations with the U.S. Department of Commerce, the European Commission released its much-awaited draft decision on the adequacy of the new EU–U.S. "Privacy Shield" framework, accompanied by information on how the framework will work in practice.

The Privacy Shield documentation is significantly more detailed than that associated with its predecessor, the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor, imposing more specific and exacting measures on U.S. organizations wishing to join the framework. It also includes additional checks and balances designed to make sure that the privacy rights of...

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