Privacy Shield Review: Press Statement by Ross and Jourová

The joint press statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Review has been published. The first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework took place in Washington, DC. It states that since the program’s inception, more than 2.400 organizations joined the Privacy Shield. The input on Framework compliance shared by Privacy Shield participants, civil society, and independent recourse mechanism providers was welcomed by the officials underlying the continued functioning improvements of the program this way. The review examined all aspects of the administration and enforcement of the Privacy Shield, as well as commercial and national-security matters. Both sides stated commitment to continued collaboration for the benefit of the Framework’s success.