Analysis

EU Privacy Shield Gets Good Marks, For Now

By Allison Grande (October 19, 2017, 8:47 PM EDT) -- The European Commission gave mostly glowing reviews in its first-year report on the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield data transfer system, but legal experts say there's a chance that lingering national security worries in Europe could give detractors of the pact the chance to strike it down.

The European Commission on Wednesday revealed the conclusion drawn from a joint review of the pact last month, saying that while Privacy Shield adequately protects data that flows between the continents, there remain nagging worries about the U.S. government's access to Europeans' personal data and the way that the pact is being overseen.

Privacy experts characterized the...

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