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  • August 17, 2016

The European Union and U.S. officials have given final approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which replaces the Safe Harbor invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015. Like it predecessor, the Privacy Shield will allow organizations based in the United States to self-certify compliance with the Privacy Shield’s requirements permitting personal data of EU subjects to be transferred to the U.S., but with an enhanced enforcement regime, among other things.

For details of the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, see our comprehensive EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Q&A. The Q&A discusses key features about the Privacy Shield to assist you in determining if this is the proper mechanism to use when transferring data outside of the EU to the U.S., and provides information to help you comply with the Privacy Shield’s requirements.

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