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United States still lacking permanent Privacy Shield ombudsperson

The European Commission’s reviews successor to Safe Harbour

MaBi   20 December 2018 - 19:09   categories: EU, State surveillance   tags: Privacy Shield, Safe Harbour, Google, Microsoft, IBM

The European Commission’s second review of Privacy Shield, the successor to Safe Harbour, concluded that there are improvements but that a permanent ombudsperson to deal with complaints should be nominated by 28 February.

"Today's review shows that the Privacy Shield is generally a success. More than 3,850 companies have been certified, including companies like Google, Microsoft and IBM – along with many SMEs. This provides an operational ground to continuously improve and strengthen the way the Privacy Shield works. We now expect our American partners to nominate the Ombudsperson on a permanent basis, so we can make sure that our EU-US relations in data protection are fully trustworthy." – Andrus Ansip, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market

European Commission: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Second review shows improvements but a permanent Ombudsperson should be nominated by 28 February 2019