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EU working party rejects privacy shield

The European Union Article 29 working party has issued an opinion on the proposed EU-US privacy shield framework agreement stating that although the shield was a "great step forward" the group identified several areas in which it found it to be unacceptable, including that it permits the US to carry out "massive and indiscriminate" bulk surveillance of European Union citizens, reports National Law Review. "While many US organisations will be disappointed to learn of the group's rejection... it should not come as a surprise. However, the Article 29 group raised other concerns as well, tipping their hat to the concern that, unless these issues are addressed, a similar challenge could be brought against the privacy shield as was brought against safe harbour in the European Court of Justice, thus invalidating it." Read More

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

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