EU Commission issues legal texts to implement EU-US Privacy Shield and releases draft adequacy decision

eu-dataOn February 29, 2016, the European Commission issued the legal texts to implement the EU-US Privacy Shield and a communication relevant to that.

The Commission also released a draft “adequacy decision”. Once adopted, the adequacy decision establishes that “the safeguards provided when data are transferred under the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield are equivalent to data protection standards in the EU”.

The next steps are the following:

  • a committee consisting of representatives of the Member States will be consulted and
  • the Article 29 Working Party will issue an opinion.

The Commission shared with the public all the correspondence that it exchanged with the American Government.

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Correspondence with US Government:

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EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD FRAMEWORK PRINCIPLES ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

POLITICAL AGREEMENT

Privacy Shield Factsheet

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Secretary of State

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

US Dept Com

US FTC

For more information, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal.