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Transatlantic Data Privacy Flows: Joint Statement by Justice Commissioner Reynders and US Secretary Raimondo




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Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders (pictured) and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo have announced that the European Commission and the US government have decided to intensify negotiations on an enhanced EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Both sides are committed to comply with the judgment of 16 July 2020 of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. In a Joint Statement they said: “These negotiations underscore our shared commitment to privacy, data protection and the rule of law and our mutual recognition of the importance of transatlantic data flows to our respective citizens, economies, and societies.”  They also underlined that data flows will support economic recovery after the global pandemic. The statement is available here.

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