Feb 2, 2016 | The Washington Post
U.S. and European regulators agreed to a tentative deal that would allow U.S. companies to continue moving the personal information of Europeans across the Atlantic. The new "E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield" deal replaces the original "Safe Harbor" pact — an agreement that was struck down by Europe's top court last year, sending regulators on both sides scrambling to establish a new arrangement. Georgia Tech's Peter Swire, associate director of policy for the Institute for Information Security & Privacy, said legal challenges could continue but he believes the deal has benefits for individuals on both sides of the pond.
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