Privacy Shield: Smooth implementation of the decision

20 June 2017

The Privacy Shield decision aims to protect fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the US. This framework was adopted by the Commission on 12 July 2016.

As part of the implementation process, the first annual Joint Review on the Privacy Shield will take place during the week of the 18th of September. In addition, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) have agreed to set up an arbitration mechanism in order to better protect fundamental rights of persons whose personal data are transferred to certified US companies.