EU-US Privacy Shield review now promised for September

During her visit to the US last week to discuss the EU-US Privacy Shield with the new US administration, EU Commissioner for Justice, Věra Jourová, said that a review of the progress with the programme will take place in September this year.

She said that the US Administration partners have to ensure the proper day-to-day implementation and robust follow-up of the Privacy Shield.
“Companies have to comply with their obligations and this needs to be reflected in their daily operations. And the public authorities that oversee the Privacy Shield, both here and back in Europe, have to monitor such compliance and help individuals exercising their rights."

She said that the review will be an important milestone to check that everything is in place and working well: “If we want to further consolidate this new transatlantic bridge, we need the active engagement and contribution of all interested parties to the review.”

She stressed the importance of the key foundations of the Privacy Shield to remain in place. This concerns in particular the area of government access for national security reasons.

Read more on how to work effectively in the EU-US Privacy Shield program in the April edition of the PL&B International Report, to be published tomorrow.

The key players, including Bruno Gencarelli, Head of the Data Protection Unit, European Commission, and Karolina Mojzesowicz, Deputy Head, Data Protection Unit, European Commission, will speak on this topic and others at the Privacy Laws & Business 30th Annual International Conference in Cambridge 3-5 July 2017.

Věra Jourová’s speech in Washington DC