Microsoft, Others Commit To Privacy Shield Data Transfers

Law360, New York (August 15, 2016, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Microsoft, Salesforce and more than 30 other companies are among the first to take advantage of the newly instituted Privacy Shield mechanism that will allow them to transfer personal data from the European Union to the U.S., according to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday.

While the Commerce Department officially opened up the process for multinationals to certify their compliance to the Privacy Shield on Aug. 1, the list on the Privacy Shield website maintained by the agency's International Trade Administration that was supposed to detail which companies take part in the arrangement and which are no longer...

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