EU and US agree data transfer deal to replace defunct Privacy Shield


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The European Union has just announced reaching an agreement in principle with the US on a revived transatlantic data flows deal — potentially signalling an end to the many months of legal uncertainty that has dogged cloud services after a landmark court ruling in July 2020 which struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield.

“We have found an agreement in principle on a new framework for transatlantic data flows,” said European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, speaking at a joint press conference with US president Joe Biden today.

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