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Google Signs Up For EU/U.S. Privacy Shield


Google Signs Up For EU U.S. Privacy Shield

Google has signed up for the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield, which provides a set of enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals.

As described by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Privacy Shield “was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.”

In October 2015 its predecessor Safe Harbor was struck down by the European Court of Justice as invalid, leaving U.S. companies that share European personal data in limbo over how to remain compliant with European privacy laws.

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