On October 18, 2017, the EU Commission released its report and accompanying working document on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. The report states that the Privacy Shield framework continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data that is transferred from the EU to the U.S.
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On September 18, 2017, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce kicked off their first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. To aid in the review, the Department invited a few industry leaders, including Hunton & Williams’ partner Lisa Sotto to speak about their experiences during the first year of the Privacy Shield.
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On June 2, 2017, in preparation for the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, the European Commission has sent questionnaires to trade associations and other groups to seek information from their Privacy Shield-certified members on the experiences of such organizations during the first year of the Privacy Shield.
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On May 29, 2017, a high-level EU Commission official and Politico reported that the primary objective of the first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, to take place in September 2017, is not to obtain more concessions from the U.S. regarding Europeans’ privacy safeguards, but rather to monitor the current U.S. administration’s work and steer U.S. privacy debates to prevent privacy safeguards from deteriorating.
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