EU-US Privacy Shield

Created in 2016 to replace the invalidated EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement, the Privacy Shield is an adequacy agreement that allows for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States for companies participating in the program. Only those companies that fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission may certify to the Shield principles and participate, which notably excludes health care, financial services, and non-profit institutions.