Privacy Shield Framework

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
I. Overview

II. Privacy Shield Principles

1. Notice
2. Choice
3. Accountability for Onward Transfer
4. Security
5. Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
6. Access
7. Recourse, Enforcement and Liability

III. Privacy Shield Supplemental Principles

1. Sensitive Data
2. Journalistic Exceptions
3. Secondary Liability
4. Performing Due Diligence and Conducting Audits
5. The Role of the Data Protection Authorities 6. Self-Certification
7. Verification
8. Access
9.  Human Resources Data
10. Obligatory Contracts for Onward Transfers
11. Dispute Resolution and Enforcement 12. Choice – Timing of Opt-Out
13. Travel Information
14. Pharmaceutical and Medical Products
15. Public Record and Publicly Available Information
16. Access Requests by Public Authorities

Annex I (Binding Arbitration)

A. Scope
B. Available Remedies
C. Pre-Arbitration Requirements
D. Binding Nature of Decisions
E. Review and Enforcement
F. The Arbitration Panel
G. Arbitration Procedures
H. Costs

Oversight and Enforcement by the U.S. Government

  • Letter from Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, transmitting the Privacy Shield Package
  • Letter from the International Trade Administration describing its administration and oversight of the Privacy Shield  
  • Letter from the Department of Transportation describing its enforcement of the Privacy Shield
  • Letter from the Department of State and accompanying memorandum describing a new Privacy Shield Ombudsperson for submission of inquiries regarding the United States’ signals intelligence practices

Descriptions of the Broader U.S. Privacy Framework

  • Letters prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence regarding safeguards and limitations applicable to U.S. national security authorities
  • Letter prepared by the Department of Justice regarding safeguards and limitations on U.S. Government access for law enforcement and public interest purposes