On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament issued a nonbinding Resolution that calls on the European Commission to suspend the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield unless U.S. authorities can fully comply with the framework by September 1, 2018. The Resolution states that the data transfer mechanism does not provide the adequate level of protection of personal data as required by EU data protection law.
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On July 2, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced that California company ReadyTech Corporation agreed to settle FTC allegations that ReadyTech misrepresented it was in the process of being certified as compliant with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework for lawfully transferring consumer data from the European Union to the United States.
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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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