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Wait until April before relying on Privacy Shield, EU privacy watchdogs warn

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    Businesses that need to transfer European Union citizens' personal data to the U.S. should wait until at least mid-April before relying on the Privacy Shield to provide legal protection -- and in the meantime, they shouldn't count too much on alternative mechanisms for legalizing such transfers, Europe's data protection authorities warned Wednesday.

    April is when the DPAs hope to have concluded their legal analysis of the replacement for Safe Harbor that was unveiled on Tuesday. But that time frame is contingent on the European Commission providing them with the necessary documents within the three weeks it has promised, according to the head of the Article 29 Working Party, the EU body representing national data protection authorities (DPAs). That analysis will also consider alternative transfer mechanisms such as binding corporate rules and model contract clauses.

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