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Reding Has Doubts about Safe Harbor

DATA PROTECTION—EU & U.S.

July 22, 2013

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said the European Commission will be reviewing the EU’s data-sharing agreement with the U.S., EU Observer reports. The agreement, now 13 years old, is based on a clause in the current EU Data Protection Directive and binds the 3,000 or so companies that have voluntarily signed up to a set of data transfer rules regarding notice, choice and onward transfer, among other provisions. But Reding said, “We do have the impression that the Safe Harbor Agreement might not be so safe after all.” She will present the commission’s findings by the end of this year.
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