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1/26/17

PRIVACY RIGHTS EU CITIZENS IN JEOPARDY: Trump order strips privacy rights from non-U.S. citizens, could nix EU-US data flows | TechCrunch

An Executive Order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump in his first few days in office could jeopardize a six-month-old data transfer framework that enables EU citizens’ personal data to flow to the U.S. for processing — with the promise of ‘essentially equivalent’ privacy protection once it gets there.

Close to 1,500 companies have signed up to the framework so far, which only got up and running in August, following a multi-year negotiation process.

MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on data protection regulation, tweeted earlier today suggesting that Trump’s presidential order, signed yesterday, might invalidate Privacy Shield.

A member of the EU parliament reacted as follows: "If this is true the EU Commission must immediately suspend the Privacy Shield agreement it has with the US"

Read more: Trump order strips privacy rights from non-U.S. citizens, could nix EU-US data flows | TechCrunch

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