EU Commission Urges US to Come Up with Privacy Legislation

EU Commission Urges US to Come Up with Privacy Legislation


The European Commission is reportedly urging the US to create a federal privacy law to improve the protections of Europeans whenever their data is transferred abroad.

The advice was included in the second annual review of the U.S.-European Privacy Shield, a framework where 3,858 U.S. companies are already registered in. Around 2,100 more had re-upped after the first year and only 38 companies chose to withdraw.

It was also noted that Andrus Ansip, EU Commission VP and Commissioner for Digital Single Market, urged the U.S. to appoint a privacy ombudsman earlier this month.

Source: MediaPost

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