The EU-US Data Privacy Framework introduces new binding safeguards to address the concerns raised by the CJEU.
In this blog Clive Mackintosh, Founder of GDPR Rep, experts in GDPR Representative services digs into the details of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. The EU-US Data Privacy Framework is a new mechanism that allows for the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States. It was adopted by the European Commission on July 10, 2023, after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield Framework in 2020.
The EU-US Data Privacy Framework introduces new binding safeguards to address the concerns raised by the CJEU in its Schrems II decision. These safeguards include:
US companies can certify their participation in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework by committing to comply with a detailed set of privacy obligations. These obligations include:
The EU-US Data Privacy Framework is a significant improvement over the Privacy Shield Framework. It provides stronger safeguards for the protection of personal data, and it gives EU individuals more rights. The framework is expected to help to restore trust in the transatlantic data transfer relationship. But research suggests that the adequacy of the agreed arrangements may be challenged in the European Courts.
That said, here are some of the key benefits of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework:
The EU-US Data Privacy Framework is suggested as a positive development for the transatlantic data transfer relationship. It is expected to help to restore trust and confidence in the ability of companies to transfer personal data across borders in a secure and compliant manner. Only time will tell if such expectation is correct.
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