EU-US Privacy Shield sent to national reps for approval—by next week

EU-US Privacy Shield sent to national reps for approval—by next week
By Jennifer Baker

Sadly, the Privacy Shield doesn’t look like this. But there (may) be dragons breathing fire on the text. (credit: Game of Thrones)

The European Commission has sent the final draft of the EU-US Privacy Shield to national representatives and expect to get a yay or nay next Monday with a view to “adopting the implementing act” one day later on July 5.

Sources from the Article 31 group told Ars last week that they did not want to be rushed, but the Commission clearly has other ideas. The text, seen by Ars, has also been sent to the European Parliament who can give their opinion, but can’t actually block it.

The so-called Article 31 committee, which includes representatives from all 28 member states, as well as the European Commission, held a meeting on Wednesday and has another scheduled for Monday.

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June 29, 2016 at 08:21PM
via Ars Technica UK http://ift.tt/29dcfaR

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