US proposes for privacy ombudsman in Safe Harbour bargaining




In the negotiations on a new Safe Harbour scheme would have suggested the US government to appoint an ombudsman. This would be complaints from EU citizens about the collection of data will be treated by the US, as reported by sources to Reuters.

This would be the first time that the United States has made ​​a proposal that is directly related to the new Safe Harbour arrangement, so let sources know to Reuters. So far, the US negotiators would itself merely oppose restrictions on the transfer of data between the EU and the US European negotiators, however, try to achieve that data may be viewed by the US government when it comes to national security.

It is not known how the function of the proposed ombudsman will be shaped exactly. According to the sources, this became part of the US Department of Buitenlanse Affairs. Furthermore, European negotiators first want to know what powers and functions of the ombudsman will get before agreeing to the proposal.

Earlier this week a law was postponed to the same privacy rights as Americans would give EU citizens, making the negotiations more came under pressure. Due to the current reporting, it seems that they are trying to keep the approaching deadline for a new Safe Harbour scheme.

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