A week after officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission released details of the Privacy Shield, some analysts predict the deal will not stand up to judicial scrutiny in Europe. NetApp Chief Privacy Officer Sheila Fitzpatrick said the changes are only “cosmetic,” Computing reports, and that “Businesses are used to having whatever data they need, whether it’s consumer data or employee data, they’re used to having it at their fingertips.” She said, in Europe, “there is a lot more caution and there’s certainly mistrust right now.” A&L Goodbody Partner John Whelan said the Privacy Shield will be challenged by privacy advocates and that it would not pass judicial scrutiny from the Court of Justice of the European Union. “That will mean further uncertainty,” he said, but added such a development would benefit Ireland. “If Privacy Shield doesn’t work out and ultimately data has to be segregated, Ireland is viewed as a good and safe place to store data by multinationals.”
If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.