EU Officials OK 'Privacy Shield' Data Transfer Pact For Now

Law360, New York (July 26, 2016, 8:22 PM EDT) -- Europe’s privacy regulators on Tuesday gave conditional backing to the new trans-Atlantic Privacy Shield data transfer deal, saying that while they still had lingering concerns about the framework's ability to safeguard Europeans’ privacy, they would refrain from mounting challenges to the pact for at least a year.

In its first remarks on the agreement since it was formally adopted on July 12, the collective of EU data protection authorities known as the Article 29 Working Party praised EU and U.S. officials for working to address the concerns that the group raised in an April opinion attacking the adequacy of the first...

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