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EU and US find some common ground for their DP aims

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21/03/2012 by:

There are common principles at the heart of both systems, says a joint statement issued at a high level  EU Conference on ‘Privacy and Protection of Personal Data’, held on 19 March. The statement, issued by EU Commission’s  Vice-President Viviane...

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Viviane Reding defends delegated acts in the EU DP proposals

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08/05/2012 by:

Speaking at the European Data Protection Commissioners’ Spring Conference in Luxembourg on 3 May, EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, explained that the large number of delegated acts in the EU proposals for a Data Protection Regulation leave...

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EU gives US Safe Harbor another chance

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02/12/2013 by:

The EU Commission has now reviewed the working of the US Safe Harbor programme on transfers of personal data from the European Economic Area to the US, and says that it will wait until summer 2014 to see whether it will suspend, modify or even...

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EU-US ‘data protection umbrella agreement’ for judicial matters under preparation

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27/03/2014 by:

Following the EU-US summit, President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, said in a statement on 26 March:  ‘On the governmental track, we'll have an umbrella agreement on data protection by this summer, based on equal treatment of EU and ...

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Reding says that US Safe Harbor changes nearly agreed

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16/06/2014 by:

Following suggestions made by the EU Commission last summer, the EU and the US are about to agree on how the Safe Harbor framework will be revised. Viviane Reding, EU Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, said on 6 June: “I think that 95% o...

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EU wants agreement on Safe Harbor by the summer

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17/04/2015 by:

According to Vera Jourova, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, the EU is seeking to resolve key issues on the US Safe Harbor agreement with the US by 28 May, the date of the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meetin...

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Safe Harbor is invalid as a guarantee of privacy, says AG of European Court of Justice

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24/09/2015 by:

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s Advocate General, Yves Bot, has issued an opinion on the EU-US Safe Harbor saying that it is invalid as an automatic assurance of privacy due to breaches of fundamental rights of privacy and data...

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CJEU will give its decision on Safe Harbor on 6 October

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29/09/2015 by:

It has been confirmed that the legal status of the US EU Safe Harbor Framework, in its current form, will be decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union next Tuesday, 6 October. A decision was not expected for several weeks, but the...

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CJEU: EU-US Safe Harbor framework is invalid

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06/10/2015 by:

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has in its decision today declared that transfers of personal data from the EU to the US cannot rely on the Safe Harbor framework agreement. The Court said that it is for the national Data Protecti...

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DPAs ready to take enforcement action if no solution found to US transfers by end of January 2016

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19/10/2015 by:

On 6 October, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared the Safe Harbor Decision of the European Commission invalid. www.privacylaws.com/Publications/enews/International-E-news/Dates/2015/10/CJEU-EU-US-Safe-Harbour-framework-is-in...

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No easy way forward for EU-US transfers of personal data

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28/10/2015 by:

The EU DPAs, and the EU Commission are frantically searching for solutions to the problem of the European Court of Justice declaring the US-EU Safe Harbor to be invalid. While the EU and the US are still negotiating a new framework, there are...

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DPA conference debates transatlantic privacy solutions but fails to find any so far

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29/10/2015 by:

The Data Protection Authorities' 37th International Privacy Conference, hosted by the Netherlands DPA, has held discussions on practical solutions to privacy challenges between the EU and the US. Opening the conference, Chairman of the Netherlands...

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Safe Harbor solution by January 2016, Jourová says

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17/11/2015 by:

Speaking in Washington yesterday, EU Commissioner responsible for data protection, Věra Jourová, said that she is confident a solution for EU-US data transfers will be found by January 2016 because: 1. “we have clear guidelines from Europe's highe...

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Business leaders urge EU and US to meet Safe Harbor deadline

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19/01/2016 by:

BusinessEurope, the US Chamber of Commerce, DigitalEurope and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) have written to EU negotiators and President Obama stressing how important it is to find a solution before the end of the month....

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No deal yet for EU-US data transfers

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02/02/2016 by:

Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, addressed the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee yesterday evening, 1 February, to inform the MEPs of the state of play in the negotiations. “Negotiations are still ongoing, including at the...

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Political agreement found for new EU-US data transfer deal

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03/02/2016 by:

The EU Commission announced yesterday that it has finalised negotiations with the United States on a renewed framework for transatlantic data flows of personal data. While the European Commission claims that this will create legal certainty for...

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Poland’s DPA says enforcement against ex-Safe Harborites is a possibility

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22/02/2016 by:

Poland’s Data Protection Commissioner, Dr Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, has issued a statement which says that in the absence of a new framework for EU-US data transfers, the authority is prepared to consider any complaints in this regard, even if they were...

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