European Union Member States Adopt Privacy Shield Agreement With United States

Mealey's (July 11, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT) -- BRUSSELS — In a July 8 statement, European Commission (EC) Vice President Andrus Ansip and European Union (EU) Commissioner Věra Jourová announced that the EU member states had “given strong support” to the previously announced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which establishes new protections for transatlantic data transfers and transactions.

(Statement available. Document #97-160728-010X.)

The member states’ adoption of the Privacy Shield “paves the way for the formal adoption of the legal texts and for getting the . . . Shield up and running.”

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