The replacement for the EU-US Safe Harbour agreement that was ruled unlawful by a European court last year may well fail the same legal tests as its predecessor. The new agreement, called Privacy Shield, seems to be little more than a new name strapped onto what are largely the same data sharing protections, or lack of them, contained in Safe Harbour.
Safe Harbour dated from 2000 and allowed US and European companies to exchange data without officially conforming to the relatively strict requirements of European data protection legislation. The European Court of Justice has ruled it to be unlawful following a challenge brought against Facebook – but also in the light of Edward [...]
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