New deal for transferring personal data from the EU to the US moves a step closer

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Following the conclusion in early February of negotiations for the Privacy Shield (the replacement for Safe Harbor), the European Commission has published draft documents providing the full detail of the Privacy Shield program. This news is of significant importance to all organizations that transfer personal data from the EU to the US.

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission issued a number of documents that provide important information regarding the details of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield. In early February, the Commission had announced that the negotiations between the EU and the US had been successfully concluded, and would lead to a new Privacy Shield framework. However, at that stage, the Commission only published a high-level description of the principles behind the Privacy Shield, and did not provide full details. The Commission has now published the following documents..

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