- Third annual Privacy Shield review confirms commission's adequacy decision
- What is the background to the report?
- What next steps did the report recommend?
- Was the on-going Schrems II case mentioned?
Information Law analysis: The European Commission (Commission) has issued a report on its findings from the third annual Privacy Shield review, which took place in September 2019. In its report, the Commission confirmed that the EU-US Privacy Shield framework continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the EU to companies participating in the Privacy Shield program in the United States. In concluding its report, the Commission provided additional action items necessary to ensure the continued functioning of Privacy Shield, including time limits for re-certifications and encouraging US authorities to expand their substantive review of Privacy Shield compliance spot-checks. Brian Hengesbaugh, Partner at Baker McKenzie LLP, explains the report’s findings.
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