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EU votes for Privacy Shield

By Alexander J Martin, 8 Jul 2016

The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement has been agreed by representatives of the EU's Member States.

Privacy Shield was constructed as a replacement for the Safe Harbor agreement which covered the transfer of EU citizens' data to the US. Safe Harbor collapsed following legal action spurred by the Snowden revelations, which revealed the degree to which EU citizens' data was being snooped on by the US NSA.

The agreement now passes to the European Commission for acceptance. El Reg's analysis to follow. ®

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