European Commission's Safe Harbor Report Released


This morning, the European Commission released its long-awaited report evaluating the US-EU Safe Harbor. The Commission proposed series of recommendations “to restore trust in data flows between the EU and the U.S.”

The Future of Privacy Forum is currently preparing an in-depth report on the Safe Harbor that will address the concerns presented by the European Commission.  However, FPF believes the European Commission’s criticism is largely misplaced.  Christopher Wolf, FPF Co-Chair, suggests that the Commission’s analysis “does not reveal any significant deficiencies . . . It is clear that the main area of concern is national security access to data, which is not what the Safe Harbor was intended to or can address.”