News Flash – EU-US Privacy Shield

The US is not considered as offering an adequate level of protection of personal data. Thus, any transfer of personal data from the EU to the US is subject to restrictions. Until October
2015, in order to ease transatlantic relations, an US-EU Safe Harbor framework allowed for any transfer of personal data to a business or organization in the US, provided the recipients adhered to the so-called “Safe Harbor principles”.

Since the adoption of the Safe Harbor framework, the adequacy of the level of protection guaranteed by the scheme has been called into question by human rights groups and scholars.

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