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Court advocate says EU states can block data transfers to US

Wednesday 23 September 2015 | 14:56 CET | News
The advocate-general of the EU Court of Justice has recommended that member states of the EU be allowed to suspend the transfer of personal data to the US by companies operating in the EU if they find that individual privacy may be threatened. The EU's existing Data Protection Directive allows data on EU citizens to be transferred outside the EU only if the recipient country has been granted 'safe harbour' status. The status is granted after a vetting by the European Commission of the foreign country's legal protections for personal data and privacy. While the US has long enjoyed safe harbour

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