EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows
A new US/EU arrangement puts stronger regulations on companies in the U.S. to protect the personal data of Europeans and stronger monitoring and enforcement by the U.S.
Strong obligations on companies handling Europeans’ personal data and robust enforcement.
U.S. companies wishing to import personal data from Europe will need to commit to robust obligations.
Clear safeguards and transparency obligations on U.S. government access.
For the first time, the US has had to give the EU written assurances that access for law enforcement and national security authorities will be subject to clear limitations, safeguards and oversight mechanisms
Effective protection of EU citizens’ rights with several redress possibilities.
Any citizen who considers that their data has been misused under the new arrangement will have several redress possibilities.
US users tend to draw a line in the sand when it comes to personally identifiable information, like name, address and phone number. Europeans push-back even stronger, focusing on cookies and tags that track digital movement, regardless of whether it connects back to a specific individual in the real world.
You can about the new international agreement in more detail here: