Privacy regulators: Commission ‘could do better’ on Privacy Shield

The Privacy Shield trans-Atlantic data transfer arrangement is better than its predecessor, Safe Harbor, but still not good enough, European Union data protection authorities said Wednesday.

They want the European Commission improve the deal it has negotiated with U.S. authorities to ensure that EU citizens’ personal information receives privacy protection equivalent to that of EU law when it is exported to the U.S.

The authorities have been examining Privacy Shield since it was unveiled in February, and announced the results of their study Wednesday.

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