The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is in the line of fire, again.
“A legal challenge to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a mechanism used by thousands of companies to authorize data transfers from the European Union to the U.S., will be heard by Europe’s top court this summer. The General Court of the EU has set a date of July 1 and 2 to hear the complaint brought by French digital rights group, La Quadrature du Net, against the European Commission’s renegotiated data transfer agreement which argues the arrangement is still incompatible with EU law on account of U.S. government mass surveillance practices.”
” La Quadrature du Net is a long time critic of Privacy Shield, filing its complaint back in October 2016 — immediately after Privacy Shield got up and running. It argues the mechanism breaches fundamental EU rights and does not provide adequate protection for EU citizens’ data.”