Privacy Shield

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On 12th of June 2016, European Commission adopted adeqacy decision for USA, called Privacy Shield. The decision is effective on the date of issue. 

 

In its judgment of 6 October 2015 in Case C-362/14, Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared Decision 2000/520/EC (Safe Harbour) invalid.

 

The Privacy Shield is a self-certification mechanism for US based companies. This framework has been recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from an EU entity to US based companies and thus as an element for offering legal guarantees for such data transfers.

 

List of companies in Privacy Shield is available here https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.

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