Posted on 7/12/2016 12:32:32 AM By Alexis Payne

As we reported yesterday, the expectation that the European Commission would adopt the  E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield ("Privacy Shield") became a reality today, as announced by E.U. and U.S. officials.
Following the announcement, the European Commission published the final amended text of the Privacy Shield, as well as annexes and a fact sheet on the Privacy Shield.  
Beginning August 1, 2016, U.S.-based businesses will be able to self certify their compliance with the Privacy Shield, similar to the previous Safe Harbor certification process. The Privacy Shield also includes commitments by the U.S. to limit the use of bulk-collected intelligence and to appoint an ombudsman in the Department of Commerce to handle complaints by E.U. citizens regarding transfers and processing of their personal data in the U.S.  
Please let us know if you have any questions about the implications of the Privacy Shield on your business.
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