Privacy Shield agreement between the EU and US is increasing pressure

May

31

2016

In a statement Buttarelli said that it is time to find a solution for the longer term for the storage of personal data in the US This he says with a view to the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation, which is in April adopted and will take effect in May 2018. It underlines the findings of the Article 29 Working Party, which has some serious flaws in April firmly stated in the agreement.

So there must be adequate protection come from the collection of bulk data of EU citizens and should opportunities for oversight, transparency and enforcement of rights by citizens. The European Parliament is not satisfied with the state of the Privacy Shield, according to Politico. Last week, the parliament adopted a non-binding resolution, which stated that the agreement in its current state is contrary to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Also, the possibility for the collection of data in bulk formed an obstacle.

The European Commission has not proposed a final version of the agreement. Initially it would happen this month, but this has now been delayed until sometime in the summer. If the Commission does not respond to the growing criticism it is likely that the contract be declared invalid in court, as the case was with the previous Safe Harbour scheme. Max Schrems, which the lawsuit then filed suit, late Politico know that as long as US surveilancewetten apply to companies, the legal basis of the agreement may be declared invalid by a court.

In the meantime, companies use include model contracts to store data in the US. But this way under pressure, writes Politico. Irish privacy regulator said last week, namely that Facebook makes unlawful use of this possibility, because the standard provisions in the model contracts would be contrary to Charter. Citizens would have no opportunity to go to court if the US government misused their data

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