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EU court invalidates Privacy Shield data transfer agreement

July 16, 2020

The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) has invalidated the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement. The agreement, which ensured US companies agree to adhere to EU standards on data protection and privacy in return for being able to receive personal data from the EU, has been struck down on the grounds that the US legal system doesn’t provide adequate protection to personal data, especially when it comes to state surveillance.

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