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It's official - EU approves Privacy Shield

Nine months after the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework for personal data was declared invalid by the EU Court of Justice, EU and U.S. officials announced the approval and adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  The Privacy Shield is a negotiated agreement that replaces the Safe Harbor Framework, and provides U.S. companies with a structure for establishing that their collection, use and transfer of personal data of EEA (European Economic Area) citizens is handled in a manner that provides adequate protection as required by EU data privacy laws.  It addresses the key concerns voiced by EU officials and others:  U.S. assurances concerning bulk data collection for government mass surveillance purposes; a right of redress in the U.S. for EU citizens and mechanisms for that redress; and a requirement for data retention. Read More ›

EU Provides Additional Guidance for Binding Corporate Rules to Permit Cross-Border Data Transfer

The European Union’s Article 29 Working Party, the group responsible for administration of the Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs), has recently updated its BCR Guidance. The documents constituting this update include a checklist setting forth the required elements of the BCRs, and a framework for the structure of BCRs that can serve as a template. In addition, the Working Party issued a set of FAQs based upon the experience of the Data Protection Authorities with applications made for approval of BCRs, and inquiries received by them for interpretation of the EU documents authorizing the use of the BCRs, WP 74 and WP 108.  Read More ›

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