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IDG Contributor Network: How to deal with the new Privacy Shield agreement

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    Earlier this summer the European Commission and the US Department of Justice signed the much-anticipated EU-US Privacy Shield data pact agreement. As of Aug. 1, 2016, companies and other entities in the United States are able to register with the Commerce Department, self-certifying their compliance with the Privacy Shield’s principles.

    Many companies are still deciding whether they will self-certify because they don't completely understand what the rollout will look like and the impact it will have on data transfer and storage.

    Kendall Burman, a cybersecurity and data privacy counsel at Mayer Brown, offered some advice on the data transfer and storage issues companies need to be prepared for, including and extending beyond Privacy Shield. Hopefully these insights will help you to determine what is the best course of action for your enterprise in light of this new agreement.

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