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Data protection 10-11-2017

Commission wants to extend law for police data access to the US

The European Commission hopes to set an international standard with its upcoming proposal to give police easier access to data from tech companies, and has already asked the United States to cooperate.

Data protection 09-11-2017

Commission conducting review of all foreign data transfer deals

The European Commission is reviewing the 12 data transfer agreements it has with countries outside the bloc, as part of a scrutiny process that could potentially result in the deals being axed.

Data protection 18-09-2017

Privacy Shield: A strong framework for transatlantic digital trade

The Privacy Shield agreement has already improved data protection and digital trade between the EU and the US in its first year, and that should continue, writes Victoria A. Espinel.

Digital 29-04-2016

MEPs battle to get their vote on Privacy Shield

Liberal and socialist groups in the European Parliament have tried since March to set up a plenary vote on the controversial Privacy Shield data transfer agreement to the United States. With member states' final verdict slated for next month, MEPs are running out of time to vote before the deal is finalised.

Digital 23-02-2016

EU institutions start large-scale move towards cloud services

EU institutions are getting ready to move data to cloud services as part of the first broad, European Commission-backed push for government cloud computing.

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, president of the Article 29 Working Party
Digital 03-02-2016

EU watchdog Falque-Pierrotin: ‘We can’t just accept words’ on privacy shield

Data protection watchdogs from around the EU have reassured companies that they can continue transferring personal data to the US under alternative legal means—at least for the time being while the EU nails down details on its new 'privacy shield'.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova and Vice President Andrus Ansip
Digital 03-02-2016

Commission replaces Safe Harbour with rebranded ‘privacy shield’

The European Commission signed off on a new data transfer agreement with the US today (2 February) to replace the old Safe Harbour agreement.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 02-02-2016

Jourova defends unfinished Safe Harbour deal

Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told MEPs yesterday (1 February) that one day past the deadline given by EU privacy watchdogs, the European Commission still hasn't struck a new Safe Harbour data sharing agreement with the US.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova and Paul Nemitz, director for fundamental rights at DG Justice
Digital 20-01-2016

Commission: End of January ‘not a formal deadline’ for Safe Harbour

A top European Commission negotiator on the EU-US Safe Harbour agreement said the data sharing deal gives an “incredible privilege to American companies”.

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová this summer amid negotiations over a new EU-US datasharing agreement
Digital 18-12-2015

Don’t just fix Safe Harbour, fix the data protection regulation

The EU's new data protection regulation is a missed opportunity to fix data transfers with the US, writes Robert D. Atkinson.

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, chair of the Article 29 working party and head of French data protection authority CNIL, with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 10-12-2015

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin: We are not asking for a Safe Harbour number 2

The United States must answer the real concerns of EU judges about European citizens' data within the US, when it is accessed by the American intelligence services, says Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin.

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 04-12-2015

US privacy chief reveals EU authorities only referred four Safe Harbour complaints

A chief US privacy regulator said today (4 December) that European authorities barely forwarded her office any complaint cases about the Safe Harbour data sharing agreement during its 15-year run.

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Digital 30-11-2015

Why does Europe need a new Safe Harbour for transatlantic data flows?

CCIA Europe Director Christian Borggreen talks about how a safer Safe Harbour for data transfers will benefit European consumers and companies.