What’s Next After Safe Harbor Talks?

February 4, 2016

European and American negotiators announced a new framework for transatlantic data flows, referred to as the “EU-US Privacy Shield,” which will supersede the old Safe Harbor framework declared invalid by the European Court of Justice in October 2015. The new agreement outlines a new set of obligations for U.S. companies to protect the data of Europeans, additional enforcement and oversight by U.S. government regulators, and new complaint resolution mechanisms for European citizens.

ITIF hosted a discussion with FTC Commissioner Julie Brill on Thursday, February 4, 2016, exploring this new agreement, weighing the reactions of privacy regulators on both sides, and delving into challenges still ahead for Europe and the U.S. to promote transatlantic data flows.