EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová has said European regulators are waiting for the U.S. to move on the use of personal data by its intelligence services before any further progress resumes on the future of the Safe Harbor agreement, EurActiv reports. Of the 13 recommendations sent to the U.S., two remain unfulfilled. “There, we’re still negotiating because we haven’t received satisfactory responses from the American side,” she said. European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli said, “We are aware about the difficulties but at the same time, it's time to have an answer from the U.S. side—on the commercial dimension and on the national security exception.” Additionally, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is meeting with Jourová and other EU officials Tuesday to discuss transatlantic cooperation. Editor’s Note: Alyssa Cervantes and Jan Dhont recently examined the role the European Court of Justice may play in Safe Harbor’s future.
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