Article 29 Working Party

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission announced on Tuesday that they have entered into a new transatlantic safe harbor transfer agreement, which comes two days after the deadline set by EU data protection authorities.

The pact, according to the EU Commission, known as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, includes stronger obligations for U.S.

On November 6, 2015, the EU Commission released its guidance for businesses relating to the EU safe harbor.

The commission indicated that since the invalidation of the safe harbor framework, it has “stepped up” talks with the U.S. regarding transfer of data from the EU to the U.S. but acknowledged that global companies were

A lot has happened since the European Court of Justice’s declaration that the EU-US safe harbor framework is invalid (see related post).

First, the Article 29 Working Party, an organization comprised of representatives from each data protection authority in the EU, issued a statement late last week indicating that since transfers relying on safe