From its very beginning, rising from the ashes of the debunked Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield has been on shaky ground. However, fresh concern from the European Parliament and a “Schrems II” referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union have put its future in more doubt than before. On April 12, British MEP Claude Moraes, head of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee, presented a motion questioning the “adequacy of the protection” afforded by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. In his text, Moraes cited U.S. authorities’ oversight failures and the reauthorization of Section 702 as indications Privacy Shield is not legit. His timing is excellent, Jennifer Baker writes in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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