“Companies that use old Safe Harbour rules, break the law ‘




The chairman of the consultative body of European privacy regulators said they may take action against companies that still use the Safe Harbour scheme. The EC has time until the end of this month to publish the text of the Privacy Shield agreement.

This allowed it said in a press conference of the Article 29 Working Party, as the consultative body called the data protection authorities. The press conference was held on the occasion of the Privacy Shield agreement, which was Tuesday published . This agreement should replace the Safe Harbour scheme, which was declared invalid by the European Court of Justice. The chairman said that regulators may take action against companies that currently use the invalid regulation. This makes clear that the scheme can now officially buried. Standard Contractual clauses or binding corporate rules should not still be used in the meantime.

The European Commission has until the end of time this month to make available the text of the recent agreement on the working group. Tuesday night were disclosed some details of the agreement, but there was no text. Once the Article 29 Working Party has the text of the agreement held, the organ will analyze them.

The President expressed the hope that this process will be completed mid of April. Then the group decides on the adequacy of the agreement and a final judgment is passed on the admissibility of the bcr and SCC’s. Many large companies make at the moment of these schemes use to store data in the US.

The Chairman of the Authority Personal, Jacob Kohnstamm, leave the NIS know that if no agreement was reached, “all iPhones would have gone black. The other scenario would be that the regulators were not doing their job. He also announced that the Dutch regulator will not start enforcing yet, because views on legalization.

Privacy Shield agreement must satisfy in accordance with the Article 29 Working Party to four “essential safeguards’, which are the standard for European privacy protection. For example, the processing of personal data should only be based on clear and transparent rules, and have access to the data is strictly necessary to achieve the objective. Also, there must be an independent monitoring mechanism and citizens have a right to steps for the effective protection of their rights. For the Privacy Shield agreement, the group doubted most about the scope of US rules and the ability to go to court.


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