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Data privacy ombudsman proposed for Safe Harbour

The US has proposed creating an ombudsman to deal with EU citizens’ complaints about US surveillance as part of talks to clinch a new EU-US data transfer pact, Reuters reports from various sources. “Washington and Brussels are racing against the clock to seal a deal on protecting Europeans’ data transferred across the Atlantic after an EU court quashed the previous agreement, Safe Harbour, on privacy concerns, leaving thousands of businesses in legal limbo.” Negotiators are striving to clinch a deal before 2 February, when European data protection authorities meet to decide whether and how data transfers to the US should continue. “Without a new Safe Harbour agreement they are likely to start restricting transatlantic data flows, sources have told Reuters.” http://reut.rs/1NuRCxk

  • Monday, 25 January 2016

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