As Europe's watchdogs finetune stance on data privacy, here's a primer on the EU - US Privacy Shield

Sarah Pearce, a partner in law firm Cooley's Technology Transactions Group, explains what the EU - US Privacy Shield is, and could mean for your business.
As Europe's watchdogs finetune stance on data privacy, here's a primer on the EU - US Privacy Shield

Editor's note: this is a guest post from Sarah Pearce, a partner in the Cooley Technology Transactions Group. Next week, privacy watchdogs from EU member states are set to issue their opinions on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the new, post-Safe Harbor framework agreement for transatlantic data flows. Below is a primer on what is in it (and what isn't).

The Safe Harbor agreement was negotiated and enshrined in law as recently as the year 2000, and was declared no longer valid just a decade-and-a-half later.

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