European Parliament voted to suspend Privacy Shield: Now what?

On July 5, the European Parliament recommended by way of a non-binding resolution from its Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) that the Commission suspend the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield Sept. 1 unless and until all defined corrective actions are taken by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The following will likely happen: On Oct. 18 (not Sept. 1, as originally announced) the Commission will present its findings to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in Brussels. The Privacy Shield will likely not be suspended. Except for one specific requirement: Failure by the U.S. administration to appoint a permanent privacy ombudsman by Oct. 18, 2018 may result in serious consequences for the Privacy Shield.

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