MEPs call for clear guidelines on transfer of data to the US
After the EU court rejected an earlier framework for data transfers to the US, EU authorities should set clear rules in line with the Court’s findings, MEPs say.
In a resolution adopted with 541 in favour, 1 against and 151 abstaining, the European Parliament urges the Commission to issue guidelines on making data transfers compliant with recent EU Court of Justice rulings. The court considered US data transfers to be inconsistent with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), notably because US authorities may access personal data in bulk.
MEPs stress the Commission should not conclude new adequacy decisions with third countries without taking into account the implications of EU court rulings and ensuring full GDPR compliance. Data storage capabilities must be developed within Europe, MEPs point out, to achieve true autonomy in data management.