EU-US Privacy Shield passes third Commission ‘health check’
The European Commission published its report on the third annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield. This despite the EU parliament calling last year for the mechanism to be suspended.
Report outlines that the US continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the EU to the 5,000 participating US companies under the Privacy Shield, the improvements made since the second annual review, and the appointments of key oversight and redress bodies, such as the Privacy Shield Ombudsperson.
Moreover, the Report highlights that an increasing number of EU individuals are making use of their rights under the Privacy Shield and that the relevant redress mechanisms are functioning well.