Privacy Shield Shelf Life In Question Despite EU Approval

Law360, New York (July 8, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT) -- European Union member states on Friday set the stage for the new trans-Atlantic Privacy Shield data transfer pact to take effect in the coming days, providing a strong but potentially fleeting measure of comfort for multinationals such as Google and Facebook that have been in limbo since the popular mechanism that they had long relied on was struck down last year.

The vote to support the carefully negotiated Privacy Shield deal by the collective of member state representatives known as the Article 31 committee catapulted the agreement over its most difficult hurdle. While EU data protection authorities and lawmakers have voiced...

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