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Europe Data Protection Digest | FTC's Rich Criticizes EU DPAs; Switzerland, Israel Take Action Related reading: Legal analysis of Iowa's new privacy law




U.S. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich criticized EU data protection authorities Wednesday, saying they did little to help crack down on violations of Safe Harbor, EUObserver reports. "During the entire time we were enforcing the Safe Harbor, we had gotten only four referrals," she said, adding “at a certain point, we decided to start looking for Safe Harbor violations ourselves." Meanwhile,in developments that demonstrate the ripple effect of the European Court of Justice's Schrems decision, Switzerland's Office of the Data Protection and Information Commissioner has ruled the Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement is no longer sufficient and the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority revoked its prior authorization to transfer data that relied on Safe Harbor.
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