EU And U.S. Agree To New Privacy Shield For Data Transfers

Author:Ms Alexis Gilroy, Soleil E. Teubner, Cristiana Spontoni, Kevin D Lyles, Stephen E. Gillette and Maureen Bennett
Profession:Jones Day
 
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Earlier this month, the European Commission announced it had agreed with the United States to a new framework for addressing certain privacy concerns associated with transatlantic data flows. The new EU-US Privacy Shield includes provisions subjecting U.S. authorities' access to personal data transferred to clear conditions, limitations, and oversight and allowing Europeans to have the possibility to raise concerns to a new ombudsperson. These developments will have widespread implications, including for digital health companies working across national borders. The EU-US Privacy Shield follows an October 2015 ruling by the European Court of...

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