Privacy Shield News and Events
Privacy Shield-Related News
- December 14, 2022: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued a statement on the European Commission’s release of its draft adequacy decision regarding the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
- October 7, 2022: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued a statement on the signing of the Executive Order on “Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities”, which implements the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF). The Secretary noted that "the EU-U.S. DPF includes robust commitments strengthening the safeguards for U.S. signals intelligence activities, which will ensure the privacy of EU personal data and create a new mechanism for EU individuals to seek redress if they believe they are unlawfully targeted by such activities." She further noted that these commitments "address the Court of Justice of the European Union’s 2020 Schrems II decision and will cover personal data transfers to the United States under EU law, including those using Standard Contractual Clauses, Binding Corporate Rules, or a future adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. DPF." She explained that the EU-U.S. DPF "will also update the privacy principles that companies adhere to under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and rename them as the 'EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework Principles'”.
- October 7, 2022: President Biden Signs Executive Order to Implement the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
- March 25, 2022: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on the Announcement of the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework
- March 25, 2022: The United States and the European Commission announced that they have agreed in principle on a new trans-Atlantic data privacy framework, which will foster trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II decision of July 2020.
- March 15, 2022: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an administrative complaint against Residual Pumpkin Entity, LLC, formerly doing business as CafePress, and PlanetArt, LLC, doing business as CafePress since September 2020, for allegedly engaging in acts and practices that constitute unfair or deceptive trade practices in or affecting commerce in violation of Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act. According to the complaint, these acts and practices include misrepresenting CafePress’s data security practices, engaging in unfair data security practices, and misrepresentations relating to the Privacy Shield frameworks. Additional information concerning this matter can be found here and information concerning other Privacy Shield-related FTC enforcement actions can be found here.
- March 25, 2021: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders issued a joint statement noting in part that “The U.S. Government and the European Commission have decided to intensify negotiations on an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the July 16, 2020 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. These negotiations underscore our shared commitment to privacy, data protection, and the rule of law and our mutual recognition of the importance of transatlantic data flows to our respective citizens, economies, and societies.” The Privacy Shield and transatlantic data flows are a top priority for the Biden Administration.