31.05.2016

EDPS: Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision

EDPS, Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision (pdf)
In his capacity as an independent supervisor of the EU institutions and advisor to the EU legislator, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today [30 May 2016] published his Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in which he offers practical solutions to address some of the concerns the proposal raises. [...]
With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to be fully implementable across the EU in May 2018, the EDPS points out that it will be applicable to all data protection related matters including transfers of data. Also taking into account the observations and concerns shared with him by MEPS, industry, civil society academia and other interlocutors, the EDPS urges the legislators to take their time in finding an adequate, long-term solution.
Source: EDPS press release (pdf)