In our March 2016 Update we reported  that the European Commission and US authorities were working on a replacement for "Safe Harbor" following the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that the safe harbor regime was invalid.


On 8 July the European Commission announced that Member States had approved the adoption of the new EU-US Privacy Shield.  The data protection authorities of the EU member states have announced that they will not seek to challenge the deal for at least a year.

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