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Privacy Shield Certifications Begin Aug. 1, but Experts Warn of Shaky Legal Ground


Jul 13, 2016

Linda Sharp, associate general counsel at enterprise information governance technology provider ZL Technologies, for example, questioned what “‘equivalent’ protections that would have been availed had the data been stored in the EU” meant in the context of the agreement.

Another area she is concerned about is “ongoing communications between employees within an organization or across organizations wherein there are cross-border transfers. There is no clear indication as to whether the Privacy Shield applies in these situations any more than when the Safe Harbor was in play.”

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