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Privacy Shield's validity debated in European Parliament

CSR Thoughts...

While many agree that Privacy Shield is a step up, some would argue that it is actually weaker than Safe Harbor.  A data transfer agreement between the U.S. and the E.U. is critical, but the urgency to get it in place could put the validity of the agreement in jeopardy.  Some of the concerns surrounding it include whether it will hold up to court scrutiny, the nature of U.S. government access to European citizens’ data, and whether a change in the U.S. presidency could potentially eliminate the assurances given by President Obama.  CSR will continue to watch this closely and keep you updated of any changes. 




The future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was the center of attention Thursday at the European Parliament as representatives from the U.S. government and the European Commission once again made the case – to a skeptical parliamentary committee – for why the agreement is the best way forward for both sides of the Atlantic. Hurdles clearly remain for the framework’s final approval.