The European Union and the United States have reached an agreement on a new framework for sending data on European citizens to the United States. In 2020, the EU court removed the original privacy shield structure.
The European Union (EU) and the United States have reached a tentative agreement on the rules for transatlantic data flow. It enables the construction of predictable and reliable data flows between the EU and the United States, while protecting privacy and civil rights. ” Ursula van der Leyen reportsPresident of the European Commission.
U.S. President Joe Biden said the rules would “re-authorize Atlantic overseas data flows, easing $ 7.1 billion in economic ties.” The parties have been involved in the deal for the past few months. Details about the new structure have not yet been announced.
In mid-2020, the European Court of Justice ruled in favor of the privacy shield framework for data transfer rules. GDPR violates privacy rulesThe EU court ruled that the transfer of personal data to a third country must be accompanied by adequate data protection comparable to the guarantees of that GDPR.
With explicit reference to U.S. surveillance programs, U.S. law does not provide adequate protection for personal data. The ombudsman appointed by the European Commission was deemed inadequate by the court. Since then, companies have had to rely on ‘standard contract terms’ when transferring data from European data to the US.
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