Though the future of trans-Atlantic data transfers continues to hang in the balance, one more clue was put in place Wednesday afternoon in Brussels with official word from the EU’s collection of data protection authorities on their assessment of the newly proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield arrangement. The head of the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin said during a news conference that the group “welcomed” the agreement but expressed the need for documentation to assess its legality. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a Fact Sheet Wednesday on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, reports on these latest developments, in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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