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Safe Harbor Report Could Be the Start of Real Privacy Interoperability

GLOBAL INTEROPERABILITY—EU & U.S.

November 27, 2013

According to Field Fisher Waterhouse Partner Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, the European Commission’s report on Safe Harbor lived up to expectations of being “critical” of the agreement but stopped short of “delivering a fatal blow to the scheme.” Ustaran writes for Privacy Perspectives that false claims of compliance with Safe Harbor “appear to be a greater concern than the potential vulnerability of Safe Harbor as a conduit to allow U.S. intelligence authorities to access data originating from the EU,” adding, “In other words, the European Commission is not really seeking to turn Safe Harbor into a data bunker…”
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