Jul 162018
 July 16, 2018  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S.

Katherine E. Armstrong of DrinkerBiddle writes:

There were two recent noteworthy developments related to Privacy Shield from both sides of the Atlantic.

European Parliament non-binding resolution criticizes US on Privacy Shield steps

On July 5, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement if the U.S. fails to comply in full by September 1, 2018.

The non-binding resolution criticizes the U.S. for not taking sufficient steps to ensure it provides data protection equivalent to that in the EU, as well as the Commission and U.S. authorities for not addressing the concerns raised by the WP29 following its review in December 2017.  As noted in our December post on this topic, the resolution concludes that the Privacy Shield doesn’t provide the adequate level of protection required by Union data protection law. It recommends that unless the U.S. is fully compliant by September 1, the Commission suspend the Privacy Shield until the U.S. authorities comply with its terms.

Read more on The National Law Review.

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