MEPs Call For Changes To Privacy Shield, Threaten Suspension

BY Heather Greenfield
July 5, 2018

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Parliament today passed a non-binding resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework by September 1, unless several improvements are made. The European Commission and the U.S. Administration will formally review the enforcement of the Privacy Shield in September.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been a longtime advocate for frameworks for data transfers with strong data protection safeguards.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Europe Senior Manager Alexandre Roure:

“We take note of today’s non-binding resolution with its suggestions to further improve Privacy Shield ahead of the September review. Several improvements have already been made following extensive and ongoing cooperation on both sides of the Atlantic. We caution against calls for a rushed suspension of this arrangement. Privacy Shield has extended EU privacy standards globally while safeguarding international data flows which European firms and Europe’s economy rely on.”

For media inquiries, please contact: Heather Greenfield [email protected]

 

Related Articles

CCIA Encouraged By Second Meeting of EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council

May 16, 2022

Brussels, BELGIUM — EU and U.S. diplomats met in Paris on May 15-16 for the second meeting of the EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council. Leadership discussed ongoing strategies for strengthening the transatlantic partnership and to address global trade challenges, with a particular focus on transatlantic response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The two sides…

Foreign Subsidies: CCIA Offers Recommendations Ahead of Final Negotiations

May 4, 2022

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today, EU Member States and the European Parliament agreed their respective positions on the EU foreign subsidies proposal, clearing the way for negotiations on adopting the final legislation. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) acknowledges the swift progress on this complex file and offers recommendations to the EU institutions to…