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EU-US data pact under legal challenge from privacy group

EU-US data pact under legal challenge from privacy group

Written by on October 26, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A widely expected legal challenge has been filed by an Irish privacy advocacy group to an EU-U.S. commercial data transfer pact underpinning billions of dollars of trade in digital services just two months after it came into force, sources said. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was agreed earlier this year after the European […]

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Microsoft first to endorse new EU-USA data pact

Microsoft first to endorse new EU-USA data pact

Written by on April 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft became on Monday the first major U.S. tech company to say it would transfer users’ information to the United States using a new transatlantic commercial data pact and would resolve any disputes with European privacy watchdogs. Data transfers to the United States have been conducted in a legal limbo since October […]

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European data pact agreed, but companies nervous

European data pact agreed, but companies nervous

Written by on February 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The free flow of data across the Atlantic, the lifeblood of modern business dealings, faces an uncertain future, despite a belated, high-level deal between European and U.S. officials this week. Restive European regulators are gearing up to enforce tough privacy laws and further court challenges await, activists say. The breakdown of the […]

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Devil in the detail – new ‘privacy shield’ needs scrutiny

Devil in the detail – new ‘privacy shield’ needs scrutiny

Written by on February 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

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’. “Until we have analysed the content of the arrangement and the possible consequences on the other […]

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EU and U.S agree on data pact – safe harbour sails home

EU and U.S agree on data pact – safe harbour sails home

Written by on February 2, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European and U.S. negotiators agreed a data pact on Tuesday that should prevent European Union regulators from restricting data transfers by companies across the Atlantic. The European Union and the United States have been racing to replace the previous transatlantic data transfer framework called Safe Harbour. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) […]

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