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US, EU face blowback on data deal

01
Mar
2016
US, EU face blowback on data deal
Image Credits: TechCrunch

Image Credits: TechCrunch

A proposed deal between the United States and the European Union that allows private companies to transfer data is coming under attack, effectively ensuring that U.S. firms operating in Europe will face protracted legal uncertainty. Activists on Monday got their first look at the fine print of the Privacy Shield agreement and immediately erupted in protest.

“They tried to put 10 layers of lipstick on a pig, but I doubt [the European high court and privacy regulators] now suddenly want to cuddle with it,” tweeted Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy advocate.

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