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Jul 13, 2016

European Commission Adopts the EU-US Privacy Shield

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If your organization works with personal data across national borders, you may have felt a rumble as the global data privacy landscape shifted once again. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally approved the EU-US Privacy Shield, finding that the Privacy Shield Framework provides adequate protections for European Union (EU) residents to permit transfer of their personal data from the EU to the US. The Privacy Shield Framework also provides much-needed clarity for businesses through a unified set of principles and obligations. US-based businesses will be able to use the Privacy Shield as soon as August, with the US Department of Commerce accepting self-certifications beginning August 1, 2016.

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