EU adds detail to Privacy Shield agreement, prepares to give it force of law

By February 29, 2016 News

By Peter Sayer The European Commission has detailed the steps businesses must take to comply with the Privacy Shield data protection agreement reached with U.S. authorities earlier this month, and published a draft of the order that will give it force of law.Privacy Shield is the replacement for the Safe Harbor agreement torn up by the Court of Justice of the European Union last October.[ Build and deploy an effective line of defense against corporate intruders with InfoWorld’s Encryption Deep Dive PDF expert guide. Download it today! | Stay up to date on the latest security developments with InfoWorld’s Security newsletter. ]Like its predecessor, is intended to ensure that the personal data of EU citizens benefits from the same privacy protections when processed in the U.S. as it would within the EU. The court found the Safe Harbor agreement lacking in a number of respects, prompting officials on both sides of the Atlantic to negotiate a new agreement that would answer the court’s concerns.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here …read more

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