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'Privacy Shield' Data Transfer Deal Needs More Work, EU Told

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A coalition of more than two dozen advocacy groups on Wednesday urged European Union leaders to send back to the drawing board the new trans-Atlantic “Privacy Shield,” arguing that “substantial reforms” to U.S. surveillance laws and stronger privacy pledges are needed to make the data transfer pact work.

In a letter sent to several EU officials including the head of the Article 29 Working Party and the chair of a leading parliamentary committee, the American Civil Liberties Union, Privacy International, Digital Rights Ireland and two dozen other groups bashed the data transfer pact that the European Commission and U.S. Department of...

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