On Friday 8 July, national data protection authorities gave their stamp of approval to the new EU-US Privacy Shield, a framework for transatlantic data flows for commercial purposes. The Privacy Shield will replace the old Safe Harbor, which had been struck down by EU court. The new framework was negotiated in February, in April the national authorities expressed some reservations. These were, in turn, dealt with by the EC and the US Department of Commerce. On 8 July, 24 authorities approved it, with 4 abstaining - Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria. On Monday 11 July, the EC will give its final go and on Tuesday, Commissioner Jourová and Secretary Pritzker will formally conclude it.
19th June 2018