Understanding GDPR: EU-U.S. Privacy shield will now replace Safe Harbor

What will change?

Looking at key questions towards a better understanding of GDPR - the new EU General Data Protection Regulation which is coming into effect in May 2018

As the EU-U.S. Privacy shield will now replace Safe Harbor, we ask "What will change?"

New framework will:
  • Move away from a self-regulatory approach with increased oversight, enforcement, and sanctions
  • Increase role of European national data protection authorities
Main headlines:
  • Strong obligations on companies – enforceable under U.S. law and will have to commit to comply with decisions by European DPAs.
  • Clear safeguards and transparency obligations on U.S. government access – no mass surveillance on the personal data transferred to the US under the new arrangement
  • Effective protection of EU citizens’ rights – several redress possibilities for citizens including a new Ombudsperson.
What have other organisations been doing?
  • Many companies have been implementing Model Contract Clauses for both internal data transfers and agreements with data
  • Cloud operators increasing data center locations in Europe
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