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  • Henry Park

Privacy Shield 2.0

On March 25, 2022, the EU and US announced that they have agreed in principle to a new personal data agreement that would remedy the issues raised by the Schrems II case. This new agreement is called TADPF or Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework. Given the current tensions over Atlantic data flows, it will be interesting to see how quickly the parties can turn this into a real agreement (see link).

Under the new agreement, the US is supposed to:

  • put in place new safeguards to ensure that signals surveillance activities are necessary and proportionate in the pursuit of defined national security objectives;

  • establish a two-level independent redress mechanism with binding authority to direct remedial measures; and

  • enhance rigorous and layered oversight of signals intelligence activities to ensure compliance with limitations on surveillance.

I know that Facebook is hoping for a fast resolution, especially given that the Irish Data Protection Authority is pushing to stop data flows (see link).

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