back to article Grab your popcorn: The first annual Privacy Shield review is go

Transatlantic data-transfer agreement Privacy Shield is facing its first major political hurdle as the inaugural joint review kicks off this week. Agreed last summer, the deal between the European Union and the US aims to safeguard EU citizens' data when it is transferred across the pond. The two-day review, launched today by …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Where does this sit with Google who have said that a Judge can order them to submit data held on European servers at request of law enforcement?

    What privacy does anyone have under those circumstances?

  2. Anonymous Coward

    The timing is interesting over here on our side. After Canadians and British citizens were caught up in the Equifax dump, the FTC has said that it is opening an investigation. Any other time and nothing is heard from the FTC until an investigation is nearly, or actually, complete. Of course, Equifax has already said that was down to a misconfiguration error. That's for your officials, as well as the FTC, to sort out the justice there.

    Still, I have trouble seeing the tremendous number of bureaucrats calling one another about the imminent review and Privacy Shield review.

  3. Oengus


    the review needs to look at how Privacy Shield is working in reality.

    Is that reality anything like the "reality" presented in reality television?

  4. streaky


    "first annual Privacy Shield review"

    It's failed, isn't fit for purpose and doesn't protect EU citizens from anything. Anybody involved in its creation should spend an eternity in the eighth circle of hell. Wouldn't be so bad if everybody didn't know it wasn't worth the paper it was written on before it was written.

    Thanks for nothing EU!

  5. EnviableOne Silver badge


    [quote]also checks on government surveillance under the new US administration[/quote]

    congress can't even get this info from their Inteligence agencies so how are the EU

  6. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    This isn't the real review. The real review will happen once the ECJ gets to look at it.

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