On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) refused to endorse the proposed Privacy Shield agreement between the United States and European Commission (Commission) slated to replace, as early as this summer, the recently invalidated “Safe Harbor” agreement between the two powers. The Working Party cited a need for revisions and clarifications of several points in the proposal before it would bless the Privacy Shield, in part because “some key data protection principles as outlined in European law are not reflected in” the proposal.
EU-US Privacy Law Remains Unsettled after Article 29 Working Party Demands Changes to Proposed Privacy Shield Agreement
By Lewis Rice LLC of Lewis Rice on April 18th, 2016
Posted in Legal Updates | North America