On Tuesday, 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, July 2016
Current status and next steps
According to EU Commission's press release the "adequacy decision", the formal legal act of the Commission on E.U. side, was notified on Tuesday to the Member States and thereby entered into force immediately.
On the U.S. side, the U.S. Department of Commerce will start operating the Privacy Shield. Companies will be able to certify with the Commerce Department starting 1 August. (...)
- What can I do now?
- Is the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for eternity now?
- Links to official information and documents
Dr Axel von Walter
Lawyer, Licensed Specialist for Copyright and Media Law, Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law