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Daily Dashboard | Digital rights groups push back against EU-US Privacy Shield Related reading: A view from DC: FTC prepares for commissioner appointments, potential bipartisanship



In a detailed letter, digital rights advocacy group Access Now urges the European Commission to push the U.S. for more surveillance reform through the upcoming EU-U.S. Privacy Shield review. Though the free movement of data around the world is important, "these arrangements must comply with international and European human rights law, including on data protection," the letter states. "In order to ensure that this is the case, the European Commission should subject the Privacy Shield and U.S. practices implicating the rights of people in the EU to an exacting review." Meanwhile, the Center for Digital Democracy has gone further, asking the EU to end the data-sharing agreement. "There is no effective legal framework to protect consumer privacy in the U.S.," the CDD letter stated.
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