Data Privacy

  • Anthony Luzzatto Gardner


After EU courts invalidated the Safe Harbor Agreement that since had given a legal basis for the transfer of EU citizens’ personal data to the United States, the US and the EU had to work intensively to negotiate a new agreement called Privacy Shield that provides numerous improvements to Safe Harbor. Reforms under the Obama administration to US government surveillance practices and legislation granting EU nationals the same rights as US nationals to seek judicial redress with regard to the certain types of privacy violations were critical to concluding the negotiations. But the future of this agreement and alternative means of transferring EU citizens’ personal data to the US is uncertain as they are being challenged before EU courts. The US and EU need to continue cooperating to ensure that Privacy Shield and other tools for the transatlantic transfer of personal data remain in place.

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  • Anthony Luzzatto Gardner
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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