The ‘Privacy Shield’ PR fanfare was clearly designed to buy the Commission more time before the European authorities started enforcing the law. This it has achieved – today the European Data Protection Authorities announced that they will wait for the details and the documents to start analysing whether the new deal meets all the requirements of the Court. The grace period goes on for another two months or so, and so does the uncertainty for both consumers and businesses.
On the evidence so far, we remain sceptical of the adequacy of the new system for data transfers being put in place and urge the Authorities to begin data protection enforcement proceedings in due course and without delay, for the companies that are relying on the now illegal Safe Harbour only.
Read the full TACD statement here.