Just hours before the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) was to meet Thursday afternoon in an extraordinary plenary session on the European Court of Justice’s recent Safe Harbor invalidation, one of its members, European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli, pronounced himself “largely optimistic” about the future of cross-border data transfers with the U.S. So, then, asked an attendee at Buttarelli's roundtable in Brussels today: can we expect some answers soon on how to move forward? On that, Buttarelli wasn't quite so sure. "It's not so simple to square the circle," the EDPS said. Late Friday in Europe, the WP29 released its highly anticipated statement on Schrems. Publications Director Sam Pfeifle reports from the meeting.
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