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US Ross says Privacy Shield intact, no changes needed

US Ross says Privacy Shield intact, no changes needed

Written by on March 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross gave no indication of any plans to change U.S. privacy protections underpinning a pact enabling billions of dollars of data flows during a meeting with the EU digital chief, a source said on Friday. U.S. President Trump’s administration has stoked concerns in Brussels that it may […]

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Europe’s data privacy watchdogs seek assurances from US

Europe’s data privacy watchdogs seek assurances from US

Written by on February 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union data privacy watchdogs will seek assurances from U.S. authorities that a move by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine a transatlantic pact protecting the privacy of Europeans’ data. European concerns have been raised by an executive order signed by Trump on Jan. 25 […]

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Privacy – Facebook’s data transfer mechanism could pose new legal threat

Privacy – Facebook’s data transfer mechanism could pose new legal threat

Written by on February 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s privacy watchdog has launched a bid to refer Facebook’s data transfer mechanism to the European Union’s top court in a landmark case that could put the shifting of data across the Atlantic under renewed legal threat. The move is the latest challenge to the various methods by which large tech firms […]

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Another legal challenge for EU/US personal data transfer

Another legal challenge for EU/US personal data transfer

Written by on November 3, 2016 in News with 1 Comment

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A new EU-U.S. pact governing the transfer of personal data faces a second legal challenge, putting the details of the deal which underpins billions of dollars of transatlantic trade in digital services under further scrutiny. French privacy advocacy group La Quadrature du Net, non-profit Internet service provider French Data Network and its […]

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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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Yahoo email spying programme casts shadows in Europe

Yahoo email spying programme casts shadows in Europe

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

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Yahoo decision to scan clients’ email accounts at the behest of the U.S. authorities has prompted questions in Europe as to whether EU citizens’ data had been compromised, and could help derail a new trans-Atlantic data sharing deal. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Yahoo complied with a classified U.S. government demand […]

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Privacy Shield not up to the task says privacy monitor

Privacy Shield not up to the task says privacy monitor

Written by on May 31, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The EU’s top privacy monitor blasted the still pending Privacy Shield agreement yesterday (30 May), dealing a blow to the European Commission-brokered data transfer agreement with the United States. EU Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli said the agreement still needs “significant improvements”. Commission officials who worked on the deal will find that tough to swallow—they […]

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EU regulators worried Privacy Shield offers enough protection

EU regulators worried Privacy Shield offers enough protection

Written by on April 13, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European privacy regulators said on Wednesday a new commercial data transfer pact between the European Union and the United States needed to provide more reassurance over U.S. surveillance practices and the independence of a new U.S. privacy ombudsman. The lukewarm reception of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, agreed in February after two years […]

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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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