EU-US Privacy Shield

EU-US Privacy Shield was adopted in July 2016 allowing free transfer of data to the US companies under the Privacy Shield.

However, on July 16, 2020, the European Court of Justice (CJEU), delivered a decision in the case- Schrems II (C-3111/18) on the adequacy of data protection mechanisms, marking the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework is no longer valid as a mechanism that allows compliance with EU data protection requirements for the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States.

The European Commission and the US Government have started negotiations on a successor arrangement to the EU-US Privacy Shield to comply with the judgement of the Court.

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