Privacy Shield 2.0 is ‘high priority’ but ‘not easy’, warns EU’s Vestager
Agreeing a new data transfer agreement with the US is a “high priority” for the EU, Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s executive VP for digital strategy, said yesterday — but she also warned that a replacement for the defunct EU-US Privacy Shield (and Safe Harbor before that) is by no means a done deal, given the fundamental legal clash between European privacy rights and US surveillance overreach.
In recent weeks some press reports have suggested a new deal on transatlantic data transfers is immanent — potentially as soon as this month. However the mood music from commissioner Vestager suggests otherwise.
The European Court of Justice’s two strikes in quick succession on this issue appear to have put paid to any equally cynical attempt to paper over fundamental legal cracks.
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