EU Officials Call for Changes in Privacy Agreement

European privacy officials announced today that there must be changes in the draft proposal for EU-US data transfers. The Article 29 Working Party has "strong concerns" that the current text fails to provide adequate protection against commercial misuse and bulk surveillance. The Working Party cited the complexity of the redress mechanism, the lack of independence of the ombudsman, as well as the broad uses of personal data that would be permitted under the agreement. Privacy and consumer organizations have urged the EU to oppose the Privacy Shield proposal.


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