Update II regarding the Safe Harbour Principles

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EU and U.S. seem close in reaching agreement on data transfer pact

In my news bulletin of this morning (27th October) on privacy I informed you that a bill addressing the extension of the U.S. Privacy Act civil remedies to citizens of certified states has passed House of Representatives last Tuesday (20th October) and has entered its final stage by going to the Senate.

According to the Wall Street Journal European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has made known that agreement has been reached in principle on a new data transfer pact between the U.S. and the European Union. Discussions are ongoing regarding ways to ensure a binding effect of the commitments.

A new data transfer pact combined with the earlier discussed Judicial Redress Act could mean the anticipated legal solution to the data transfer problems following the invalidated Safe Harbour Principles.

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Read the Wall Street Journal article here.

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