Data Privacy

European Parliament offers scathing criticism of EU-US Privacy Shield

The Par­lia­men­t’s Civil Lib­er­ties Com­mit­tee has adopted a res­o­lu­tion crit­i­cis­ing the Com­mis­sion’s EU-US Pri­vacy Shield. The res­o­lu­tion raises yet more ques­tions on whether the agree­ment is legally sus­tain­able. »

European Commission Reveals new ePrivacy Regulation

The new ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion pro­posed by the Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion con­tains sev­eral note­wor­thy changes that will sig­nif­i­cantly ex­pand the pri­vacy pro­tec­tion of elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tions and up­end how web­sites and browsers op­er­ate. »

“Our draft ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion strikes the right bal­ance: it pro­vides a high level of pro­tec­tion for con­sumers, while al­low­ing busi­nesses to in­no­vate.”

An­drus An­sip, Vice-Pres­i­dent for Dig­i­tal Sin­gle Mar­ket, Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield maintains legal limbo for transatlantic data transfers

A new deal for EU-U.S. per­sonal data trans­fers was rushed through af­ter the Eu­ro­pean Court of Jus­tice in­val­i­dated the pre­vi­ous Safe Har­bor agree­ment. It is how­ever still doubt­ful whether the new frame­work meets EU data pro­tec­tion re­quire­ments.

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