On Thursday, March 25, 2021, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders released a joint press statement regarding the intensifying negotiations on an “enhanced” EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the Schrems II decision.  The press release emphasized their “shared commitment to privacy, data protection and the rule of law and [their] mutual recognition of the importance of transatlantic data flows to [their] respective citizens, economies, and societies.”   

It is hoped that the U.S. and EU will be able to reach agreement on a new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that will provide a clear, comprehensive set of compliance requirements for entities involved in transatlantic data transfers between the United States and the European Union’s member states.

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Laura Fey

Laura Clark Fey, Privacy Law Specialist (IAPP), is the principal at Fey LLC.

Will Davis, a law clerk with Fey LLC and a law student at the University of Florida-Levin College of Law, contributed to this post. 

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