The European Commission is seeking definitives from the U.S. government over the future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the EUobserver reports. "I need to be reassured that Privacy Shield can remain," said EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová. "I need to have reconfirmation that there is continuity and we will be very strict assessors of the current decisions because Privacy Shield is not a one-off decision, it is the mechanism where we have several American national authorities involved." Controversy stemmed from President Donald Trump's recent executive order that struck privacy protections for foreigners, the report states. Editor's Note: In a recent Privacy Tracker post, IAPP Westin Fellow Cobun Keegan, CIPM, CIPP/US, reports the order has not wrecked the Privacy Shield agreement.
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