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EU adds detail to Privacy Shield agreement, prepares to give it force of law

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    The European Commission has detailed the steps businesses must take to comply with the Privacy Shield data protection agreement reached with U.S. authorities earlier this month, and published a draft of the order that will give it force of law.

    Privacy Shield is the replacement for the Safe Harbor agreement torn up by the Court of Justice of the European Union last October.

    Like its predecessor, is intended to ensure that the personal data of EU citizens benefits from the same privacy protections when processed in the U.S. as it would within the EU. The court found the Safe Harbor agreement lacking in a number of respects, prompting officials on both sides of the Atlantic to negotiate a new agreement that would answer the court's concerns.

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