Senior officials meet for the third annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield
The US Department of Commerce hosted the two-day annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which gathered senior officials from the United States government, the European Commission and EU data protection authorities. This review covered all aspects of the functioning of the Privacy Shield Framework from its administration and enforcement to broader U.S. legal developments regarding matters related to commercial data protection and national security data access. According to the joint statement from Commissioner Jourova and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross “since the Framework’s implementation on 1 August 2016, more than 5,000 companies have made public and legally enforceable pledges to protect data transferred from the EU in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles. The European Commission is also expected to publish a report on the functioning of the Privacy Shield in the coming months.