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Article 29 Working Party Sets Deadline to Address Privacy Shield Concerns

Hot on the heels of the European Commission’s official review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, the Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) of EU data protection regulators has issued its own report on the matter.

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Privacy Shield (begrudgingly) here to stay! For now…

The Commission gave it the official (if lukewarm) ok in October, following the first annual review. Last week it was time for the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) to have its say. The overall verdict: OK but could do better. This is backed up by a threat to mount a legal challenge.

Source: Privacy Shield (begrudgingly) here to stay! For now…

Working Party Releases Opinion on Joint Review of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

As we previously reported, this October, the EU Commission released its report and accompanying working document on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. On November 28, 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted an opinion on the review.

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What A29WP requires for Privacy Shield and when they want it?

At its 113th plenary meeting held on Nov. 28, 2017, in Brussels, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted its EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Report , which renders an opinion on the annual review of Privacy Shield recently conducted by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Source: What A29WP requires for Privacy Shield and when they want it

MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield’s recent high marks

In a presentation to the EU Parliament’s LIBE Committee yesterday, Tiina Astola painted a pretty optimistic view of Privacy Shield’s status. The European Commission’s director-general of DG Justice and Consumers was there to discuss the Commission’s first review of the EU-U.S. agreement , the subhead of which reads: It “works but implementation can be improved.” Astola brought word of success with her U.S. counterparts.

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MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield’s recent high marks

In a presentation to the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs yesterday, Tiina Astola painted a pretty optimistic view of Privacy Shield’s status. The European Commission’s director-general of DG Justice and Consumers was there to discuss the Commission’s first review of the EU-U.S. agreement, the subhead of which reads, “[It] works but implementation can be improved.”

Source: MEPs incredulous at Privacy Shield’s recent high marks

Who are these Privacy Shield arbitrators?

An essential component of the Privacy Shield framework, which allows companies to transfer data from the EU to the U.S., is its dispute-resolution mechanism . It’s maybe the most important component. After all, Safe Harbor essentially went down because companies that said they were complying with its rules were not, and that came to the attention of an unimpressed European Commission.

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Takeaways from the first review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Commission’s review finds the Privacy Shield to have several novel elements that address the requirements laid down by the European Court of Justice in the Schrems case. Namely, the Commission reports that “[The Privacy Shield] provides for more regular and rigorous monitoring by the Department of Commerce and significantly strengthens the possibilities for EU individuals to obtain redress.”

Source: Takeaways from the first review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

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