The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs is calling for the European Commission to suspend the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. Civil Liberties MEPs cited the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations and uncertainty surrounding the U.S. CLOUD Act as reasons for the suspension. The committee determined Privacy Shield should be placed on hold unless the U.S. complies with the agreement in full by Sept. 1. Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, tells The Privacy Advisor no one should be surprised by the news; European Parliament has been an "ardent critic" of the Privacy Shield from the outset, and there's no indication that will change any time soon. The question is whether the European Commission will agree with Parliament. Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, reports.
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