A Glimmer of Light at the End of the Tunnel: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Announced
February 5, 2016
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the Safe Harbor framework between the United States and the European Union, putting at risk the legality of trans-Atlantic data transfers. Businesses and policy makers questioned how-and whether-"Safe Harbor 2.0" would be successfully negotiated. This article discusses the new framework known as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the "Privacy Shield"), which was announced on February 2, 2016.