Two French internet rights associations filed legal challenges against the EU-US Privacy Shield, arguing the joint agreement doesn't go far enough in protecting citizens from digital spying.
Fortunato Guarino looks at the importance of having the necessary processes and technology in place for finding personally identifiable information (PII) anywhere on the company network
In a new survey, only 34 percent of privacy professionals whose companies transfer data from Europe to the US said that they expected their businesses to adopt the newly approved EU-US Privacy Shield.
With the final Privacy Shield, the European Commission and US Government have concluded years of negotiation over transatlantic data flows. Cameron Kerry and Maarten Meulenbelt consider the implications.
Europe's data protection committee is going to let Privacy Shield operate for a year, promising to hold off on legal challenges until its first joint annual review happens in 2017.
Following negotiations between EU and US officials, the Privacy Shield agreement has been approved by the EU's 28 member states on Friday 8 July. Formal adoption should commence early this week
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli said Monday the agreement is ineffective and may crumble under the same scrutiny that brought down Safe Harbour.
The long-besieged Privacy Shield agreement proposed by US and European officials faces a new round of challenges following recent decisions by the US Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court and the Supreme Court.
Almost half (47 percent) of IT leaders in EU-based businesses are unaware of the geographical location of critical and personal data.
After four years of work the much vaunted GDPR has been approved by the European Parliament, aiming to usher in a new age of data protection for European citizens and the companies that serve them.
Privacy Shield still doesn't adequately address the issue that spelt certain doom for its predecessor, bulk collection.
Bulk collection is on the ropes as the ECJ will clarify whether UK security legislation is consistent with European law.
Leaked information from the working group reviewing Privacy shield highlights scepticism from within the EU about whether the new privacy regime goes far enough
At a hearing of the European Parliament's committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs yesterday, critics assailed the proposal as weak and ineffective.
The Privacy Shield negotiations have produced an unprecedented agreement between the US and the EU that there will be safeguards against the bulk collection of the EU citizens' data but critics are unconvinced.
Timothy Edgar suggests that the new Privacy Shield set replace the US-European Union Safe Harbour framework, is no shield at all and will not protect the privacy of European data held in the US.
Pulina Whitaker examines the new EU-US Privacy Shield replacing the Safe Harbour programme
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