[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How will the new EU-US Privacy Shield Framework affect the flow of personal data across the Atlantic? Join us for a webinar hosted by IGI founding supporter, Drinker, Biddle, and Reath on the Privacy Shield to find out more.
When: March 9, 2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (ET)
In October of 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Safe Harbor framework for transatlantic data transfer because it was found to provide inadequate (less than EU standards) protection for the data of EU citizens. The adequacy of the framework was attacked, in part, because it did not apply to certain US government authorities which could override such “safe harbor” provisions and access or use data in ways violating EU privacy protections. Among other objections, the CJEU raised the lack of adequate legal remedies for individuals seeking access, correction, or deletion of data.
The invalidation of the Safe Harbor framework created a state of disruption for companies who relied predominately on the framework to address transatlantic data transfers—though others using date transfer options outside of Safe Harbor were less scathed.
After two years of discussion, on February 29, 2016, the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework was released. A joint effort of the European Commission and the US Department of Commerce, it is intended to address the concerns raised by the CJEU and provide more stringent privacy protections.
Included in the new framework are: several avenues through which individuals may file complaints and seek timely redress of grievances; tougher compliance obligations for companies; increased monitoring and enforcement by US government agencies; limitations including transparency and oversight of government access of data; and joint review of the framework by the US and the EU.
The webinar will address the new obligations companies will face, including:
- Revision to privacy policies
- US enforcement mechanisms
- EU monitoring
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