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As we have earlier reported, the European Commission and the United States agreed on February 2nd upon a new set of rules for transatlantic transfers of personal data – the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. These rules will replace the previously invalidated Safe Harbor principles and offer a new method for legal transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S.

On February 29th, the legal texts constituting the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield were published and the previously revealed main differences from the Safe Harbor principles were specified. Now, before a final decision of adopting the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield can be taken, the Article 29 Working Party as well as a committee of representatives from all Member States will have the opportunity to express their opinions on the rules.

Read our previous newsflash here.

Read the European Commission’s press release and the published documents here.