• EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
  • July 14, 2016
  • Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
  • The European Commission has adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data transfer procedure, which replaces the safe harbor arrangement that was struck down by the European Court of Justice in October 2015. The Privacy Shield provides for additional protection of personal data, including dispute resolution and review procedures. In the United States, the Department of Commerce is responsible for implementation of the Privacy Shield and will begin accepting self-certifications of compliance from U.S. companies on August 1.