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Monday, February 29, 2016

Details of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Released

On the last day of February, the European Commission released all of the documents and details of the newly-negotiated EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (available here).  The most relevant information for companies is contained in Annex II, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles Issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  This is the previously missing beef on the bone:  34 pages of requirements to be met by participants in the new framework. Judged by volume and weight, we appear to have a substantial new program and one that will require careful analysis to understand and evaluate.  

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