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EU regulators set 3-mth deadline for new safe harbour deal

Monday 19 October 2015 | 09:27 CET | News
The EU's data protection regulators have given the EU and US three months to negotiate a new 'safe harbour' agreement on the transfer of personal data to the US, or the regulators may start pursuing enforcement action against companies. The existing designation for the US as a 'safe' destination for data on EU residents was overturned in a ruling by the EU Court of Justice. It found the US could not be considered safe given the evidence of wide-ranging data collection by security services in the US and the lack of legal recourse for EU citizens in the US if their data is misused. The Article

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