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Privacy Shield: Draft Adequacy Decision an important step on road to restoring trust and certainty in data transfers

Privacy Shield: Draft Adequacy Decision an important step on road to restoring trust and certainty in data transfers

Brussels - 29.02.2016: Today’s publication of the draft Privacy Shield Adequacy Decision constitutes an important step on the road to restoring trust and legal certainty to transatlantic data transfers.

As representative of 2500 Internet Services Providers across Europe, EuroISPA has consistently advocated for a strong legal framework that encourages innovation while safeguarding our network users’ privacy and data protection.

While there is still much work to be done, EuroISPA recognises the efforts of EU and US policymakers and national data protection authorities to realise a new framework that places privacy at the core.

Indeed, we remain hopeful that the ultimate Privacy Shield framework will address the concerns of the Court of Justice of the European Union and allow ISPs and other digital actors to continue to provide European citizens with ever-advancing Internet-based services.

EuroISPA President Oliver Süme said: “European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises especially benefit from legal certainty around data transfers to the US. As the representative voice of the European Internet sector, EuroISPA will continue to support the creation of a data transfer framework that places trust at its core. A framework of that kind is essential to promote the innovative and empowering character of the Internet for the European economy.

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