Joint Association Letter to U.S. and EU Policymakers on Privacy Shield

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm

The Chamber joined a multi association letter addressed to the European Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Data Protection Board to urge policymakers and government stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic to begin immediate negotiations on a successor agreement that provides a solid legal framework to avoid trade disruptions to EU-U.S. data flows. The letter further encourages European data protection authorities to swiftly provide guidance for companies that were using Privacy Shield to transfer data to allow them to continue business operations until a successor agreement is reached. The letter underlines that this guidance should include a reasonable enforcement moratorium.