Trends

The EU-US Privacy Shield unveiled – full text available

The EU-US Privacy Shield unveiled – full text available

The EU-US Privacy Shield unveiled – full text available

29.02.2016 BE law

As expected, the Commission has today published the documents that will constitute the EU-US Privacy Shield.

This framework of rules that U.S. companies will have to abide by will consist of (i) the “Privacy Principles”, issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce; and (ii) official representations and commitments by the U.S. Government. Further, the Commission has also published a draft “adequacy decision”, pursuant to which data flows to the U.S. generated by organisations included in the “Privacy Shield List” – and  thereby committing to comply with the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield – will be deemed to meet the “adequacy test” under European law.

However, those companies can be sanctioned and even excluded from such list if they do not comply with their commitments. The focus of the Privacy Shield is indeed placed on trust and effective enforcement of EU citizen’s right to privacy. The new framework also imposes clear safeguards and transparency obligations on U.S. government access. Vice-President Ansip declared: “Trust is a must, it is what will drive our digital future”.

The draft adequacy decision (on which the WP29 will soon give its opinion) can be found here.

 

Team

Related news

08.11.2019 BE law
Interview with Wouter Ghijsels on Next Gen lawyers

Articles - Stibbe’s managing partner Wouter Ghijsels shares his insights on the next generation of lawyers and the future of the legal profession at the occasion of the Leaders Meeting Paris where Belgian business leaders, politicians and inspiring people from the cultural and academic world will discuss this year's central theme "The Next Gen".

Read more

13.11.2019 NL law
Een strategisch actieplan voor het gebruik van AI door de overheid

Short Reads - Een paar jaren geleden hoorde je er nog nauwelijks over, maar nu kan je er bijna niet meer om heen: kunstmatige intelligentie, ook wel artificiële intelligentie (AI) genoemd.  AI verwijst naar systemen die intelligent gedrag vertonen door hun omgeving te analyseren en – met een zekere mate van zelfstandigheid – actie ondernemen om specifieke doelen te bereiken. Denk aan zelfrijdende auto's of slimme thermostaten. 

Read more

24.10.2019 BE law
Virtual Currency Regulation Law Review - Belgian chapter

Articles - The second edition of the Virtual Currency Regulation Law Review is intended to provide a practical, business-focused analysis of recent legal and regulatory changes and developments, and of their effects, and to look forward at expected trends in the area of virtual currencies on a country-by-country basis.

Read more

08.11.2019 EU law
Erik Valgaeren is session chair during IBA's 6th Biennial Technology Law Conference in Berlin

Speaking slot - Stibbe's TMT partner, Erik Valgaeren, chairs a session discussing the new legal challenges, created by the most recent technological developments in the field of software, data, online services and telecom, including 5G, pricing algorithms, platforms and data monetization. This session will take place on the 8th of November 2019 in Berlin.

Read more

Our website uses functional cookies for the functioning of the website and analytic cookies that enable us to generate aggregated visitor data. We also use other cookies, such as third party tracking cookies - please indicate whether you agree to the use of these other cookies:

Privacy – en cookieverklaring