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 hgreenfield@ccianet.org

 

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