European Commission Decision 2000/520/EG

Commission Decision of 26 July 2000 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the safe harbor privacy principles and related frequently asked questions issued by the US Department of Commerce

From the Decision:

For the purposes of Article 25(2) of Directive 95/46/EC, for all the activities falling within the scope of that Directive, the ‘Safe Harbor Privacy Principles’…are considered to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the Community to organisations established in the United States, having regard to the following documents issued by the US Department of Commerce

The conditions set out in paragraph 2 are considered to be met for each organisation that self-certifies its adherence to the Principles implemented in accordance with the FAQs…”

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