EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Situation Remains Uncertain for Companies

Will the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement resolve issues such as the scope of access to personal data by U.S. intelligence agencies or redress for data subjects? The Article 29 Working Party (the A29 WP) is reserving judgement, according to an article on Allen & Overy’s Digital Hub.

The article states: "Following the European Commission’s announcement on 2 February 2016 that agreement had been reached with the U.S. government on a new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the Article 29 Working Party (the A29 WP) held a press conference on 3 February confirming that whilst they see the agreement between negotiators as a positive step, they are reserving their position as to whether the mechanisms that will be introduced will resolve their primary concerns; namely, the scope of access to personal data by U.S. intelligence agencies, and the lack of redress for data subjects.

You can read the entire opinion article on A&O’s Digital Hub.

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