Compliance Update: Is the EU-US Privacy Shield Right for Your Company?

    View Author September 2016

    Following lengthy negotiations with the US government after invalidation of the Safe Harbor program by the European Court of Justice, the EU-US Privacy Shield program was approved by the European Commission in July 2016. If you have not already done so, now is the time to decide upon the best alternative solution for your business. If your company was not previously certified under the Safe Harbor Program but your US operations routinely make use of EU personal data, now would be an opportune time to ensure that your company’s processing of EU personal data outside of the European Union is compliant with EU law, and the Privacy Shield may provide a solution.