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.