Future of Privacy Forum Statement Regarding Finalization of the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement

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In response to today’s finalization of the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement, FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky issued the following statement:

“Today’s finalization of the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement preserves an important data transfer mechanism that is supported by robust privacy safeguards. But for the long term EU-US relationship, it is important to see Privacy Shield as the beginning of a process, not the end.  Data flows between the US and EU economies and the services used by individuals across the Atlantic are too important to be strained by constant uncertainty.  It will be essential for companies, policymakers, regulators and civil society to build on the legal documents by seeking ongoing efforts to build trust and support responsible data practices.”