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The EU and US agree on new arrangement for trans-Atlantic data flows

February, 2016


  On 2 February, the European Commission announced that it had reached political agreement with the United States on a new framework for trans-Atlantic data  transfers, following the invalidation of Safe Harbour by the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) in the Schrems case in October 2015. The framework agreement, rebranded the “EU-US Privacy Shield”, was concluded between the EU and US through an “exchange of letters”, and has been approved  by the College of Commissioners.  The… Read more…