• “Privacy Shield” Replacing Invalidated EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement is open for Business, but Challenges to its Validity are Expected
  • November 11, 2016 | Author: Scott J. Wenner
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - New York Office
  • The Safe Harbor agreement between the European Union and the United States permitted American businesses to import personal data of EU citizens based on self-certification of compliance with EU data protection principles. Safe Harbor was widely criticized in Europe as being too easily circumvented, too infrequently enforced and, in general, offering too little protection to the personal data of EU citizens.