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[Arstechnica] EU-US Privacy Shield isn’t actually a shield says EU privacy chief

[Arstechnica] EU-US Privacy Shield isn’t actually a shield says EU privacy chief

In a move that has surprised no one, Europe’s privacy chief has slammed the planned EU-US agreement to facilitate the flow of personal data across the Atlantic [...].

On Monday evening the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, said that while he appreciates “the efforts made to develop a solution to replace Safe Harbour”, “the Privacy Shield as it stands is not robust enough to withstand future legal scrutiny before the court” [...].

Buttarelli also said “significant improvements are needed should the European Commission wish to adopt an adequacy decision. Moreover, it’s time to develop a longer term solution in the transatlantic dialogue” [...].

http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/eu-us-privacy-shield-giovan...