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The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: What’s New and What’s Next?

July 14, 2016, Covington Alert

At a joint press conference on July 12, 2016 in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, presented the Privacy Shield (see Press Release here, Adequacy Decision text here, Annexes here, Communication here, and Q&A factsheet here). The press conference followed the approval of the underlying adequacy decision by the College of EU Commissioners. This was the last step in the adoption of the Privacy Shield in the EU.

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