When it launched the Privacy Shield in August 2016, the Commission committed to reviewing the Privacy Shield on an annual basis, to assess if it continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data. Today's report is based on meetings with all relevant U.S. authorities, which took place in Washington mid-September 2017, as well as input from a wide range of stakeholders (including reports from companies and NGOs). Independent data protection authorities from EU Member States also participated in the review.
The report suggests a number of recommendations to ensure the continued successful functioning of the Privacy Shield.
The report will be sent to the European Parliament, the Council, the Article 29 Working Party of Data Protection Authorities and to the U.S. authorities. The Commission will work with the U.S. authorities on the follow-up of its recommendations in the coming months. The Commission will continue to closely monitor the functioning of Privacy Shield framework, including the U.S. authorities' compliance with their commitments
More details in the European Commission's press release.
26th October 2020