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Daily Dashboard | Digital Rights Ireland challenges Privacy Shield Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, April 16, 2021



Privacy advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland is challenging the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement, Reuters reports. The complaint was filed with the EU’s General Court — the lower court of the Court of Justice of the European Union — and contests the European Commission’s adequacy decisions allowing companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S. In a public filing on the court’s website, the group asks for an annulment of the deal dating back to 15 Sept. A European Commission spokesman said the agency is aware of the application, while adding it "is convinced that the Privacy Shield will live up to the requirements.” According to the report, it could take a year or more for the court to rule on the case, which could also be declared inadmissible if the court determines Shield "is not of direct concern" to the digital rights group. 
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