EU-US data transfer framework should be finalised this summer

The US still needs to put in place some of the elements agreed between the parties. Laura Linkomies reports from Brussels.

The EU Commission is currently preparing a new draft agreement following comments by the European Parliament and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Speaking at the CPDP conference in Brussels on 24 May, European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, said that after this step, the EU Member States need to give their approval for its adoption. But the agreement will only enter into force once the US has put in place the new safeguards. This work is well advanced, Reynders said. The US still needs to designate the EU as subject to the Data Protection Review Court so that EU citizens can benefit from the right to redress. This is likely to happen soon, he said. He expects the framework agreement to be adopted this summer.

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