EU Privacy Shield Certification

The EU Privacy Shield program is the successor of the EU US Safe Harbor program.

Announced in Feb 2016 it is expected to become fully operational later this year and will bring with it a number of enhancements:

1. Enhanced Dispute Resolution systems with additional reporting criteria.

2. A US based Oversight Committee to handle complaints regarding data access by US Intelligence agencies.

3. Stricter controls on onward transfer of data once outside of the European Union.

4. A joint annual review process by the EU Data Protection Authority and the US Department of Commerce.

Current Status:

The program requirements are currently being drafted, after which they will go before the Article 29 Working Group for approval.

For more information view the EU Privacy Shield Timeline

 

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