Thursday, March 17, 2016
European lawmakers Call for Clarity on EU-US Data Transfers Over Privacy Fears.
European lawmakers Call for Clarity on EU-US Data Transfers Over Privacy Fears. (SP).
The lawmakers are debating the proposed text of the latest agreement with the US over the privacy of data related to EU citizens, held on US servers by multinational companies — called Privacy Shield.
The agreement has been under negotiation for months ever since the European Court of Justice ruled in October 2015 that the previous EU-US data agreement — Safe Harbor — was invalid. The issue arises from the strict EU laws — enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — to the privacy of their personal data.