'Privacy Shield' Sign-Ups Begin As EU Offers Redress Advice

By Allison Grande (August 1, 2016, 6:37 PM EDT) -- Multinational companies got their first chance Monday to certify to and begin using the new trans-Atlantic Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism, as the European Commission gave consumers advice on how to go after businesses they believe are running afoul of the agreement.

As promised when officials from both sides of the Atlantic said last month that the new data transfer deal was finalized, the U.S. Department of Commerce met its Aug. 1 deadline to open up the process for multinationals to certify their compliance to the Privacy Shield, which serves as a replacement for the safe harbor mechanism that scores of...

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