EU wants agreement on Safe Harbor by the summer

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 Meeting in Riga, Latvia.

Bloomberg Business reports that the EU aims for “more intense and more frequent” controls by the US Federal Trade Commission to better protect consumer data protection rights, and agreement on a limited and clearly defined number of exceptions for law enforcement and security agencies’ access to personal data.

The Safe Harbor agreement has been under review for more than a year.

Learn about the most recent developments at PL&B’s 28th Annual International Conference, 6-8 July, St. John’s College, Cambridge, UK. The session on Safe Harbour includes the following speakers: Chris Connolly, Galexia, Australia, Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC, and Bruno Gencarelli, Head of Unit, Data Protection, Directorate-General for Justice, European Commission.