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Agreement on the transfer of personal data to the USA



Dr Bartosz Marcinkowski


Data privacy

On 12 July 2016 the European Commission took a decision to implement an agreement between the United States and the European Union on the transfer of personal data to the USA ("Privacy Shield”). This agreement replaces the Safe Harbor agreement, which the Court of Justice of the European Union found incompliant with EU laws.

Privacy Shield regulations apply to companies based in the USA that receive data from the EU in order to guarantee that privacy is protected during data processing. Data processing by entities based in the USA will be supervised by the US Department of Commerce. The Department will also be responsible for keeping and regularly updating a list of companies participating in the Privacy Shield programme and for assessing whether their data processing complies with Privacy Shield principles.

Full content of the legal alert is available in attached PDF.

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