back to article Europe gives Privacy Shield one year to work

Europe's data protection authorities will hold fire for one year on the new Privacy Shield agreement, withholding any potential legal challenges until mid-2017. In a statement [PDF] by the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), the influential body noted it was still unhappy with the final text of the agreement – which replaces the …

  1. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Gimp

    Of course as the UK is leaving the EU even this protection is minimal

    So the US can slurp UK data without any problem from PM May.

    Brexit is the gift that just keeps on giving.

    1. Oengus

      Re: Of course as the UK is leaving the EU even this protection is minimal

      Of course that is the way the British government want it so they can go to US government and ask for data on Brits while being able to say (Hand on Heart) "We don't perform mass surveillance on our citizens"

  2. Slx

    And will the EU be able to trust the UK with data?

    1. John Smith 19 Gold badge
      Unhappy

      And will the EU be able to trust the UK with data?

      Good question.

      Given the UK was regularly slated as having the weakest data protection laws in Europe I think anyone else in Europe would be thinking about re-locating any UK data centres somewhere else.

      The joker would be any US businesses with UK data centres but I think most of the Googles, Amazons and Apples opted for Ireland, so BAU for them.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: And will the EU be able to trust the UK with data?

        Notable that the UK Gov cloud servers are in Ireland too...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ofcourse there is collaboration. The point is probably just to make everyone forget about this and then continue as if nothing happened. The public forgets quickly and easily.

  4. Whitter
    Unhappy

    Government collaboration != judicial collaboration.

    Though it sure look like it...

    Oh well, scratch that then.

    And the sue the Irish judiciary for acceding to political interference.

  5. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    The data regulators may be prepared to give it a year. There's always the possibility that an individual won't although the route to the ECJ might take a year anyway.

  6. energystar
    Childcatcher

    USA as a Nation has to come to terms about this balance, any agreement before this metamorphosis is ephemeral.

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