There was a resounding call for action by regulators and industry and the legal documents are now out in public.
The European Commission and the U.S. government both hope that the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will fully address the European Court of Justice’s criticisms in the landmark “Schrems” ruling last year. On February 29, the EU Commission released the Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision which has been put forth as the replacement for the invalidated Safe Harbor program that previously governed transfers of personal data between the European Union and the United States.
Of Counsel Axel Spies authored this commentary for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).
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