Just days before the EU Commission reassesses the EU-US Privacy Shield program in light of the EU Parliament’s recent adequacy criticisms, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced settlements with four companies allegedly falsely claiming participation in the program. One of the issues the EU Parliament cited this summer with the EU-US Privacy Shield program was lack of US oversight and enforcement. Continue Reading More FTC Privacy Shield Settlements, But Will It Be Enough For The EU?
On July 5, 2018, the EU Parliament passed a non-binding resolution encouraging the European Commission to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield Program unless the US is fully compliant by September 1, 2018. The EU Parliament believes that the current Privacy Shield program does not provide an adequate level of protection required by European law. This comes roughly two years after the European Commission deemed the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework adequate to enable data transfers under EU law. But a lot has changed in two years. Continue Reading EU Commission Recommends Suspension of Privacy Shield; Recent FTC Efforts May Be Too Little Too Late