Opinion: Europe's Privacy Advocates Should Back Off Privacy Shield
Many critics predicted the two-month-old data-sharing deal between the European Union and the US wouldn't survive the legal and policy challenges from privacy advocates.
It appears they might be right. And that's a troubling development for anyone involved in the modern digital economy.
On Wednesday, Europe's privacy watchdogs – the European Data Protection Authorities – issued a stinging critique of the data transfer pact known as Privacy Shield. The deal was meant to replace the 15-year-old agreement known as Safe Harbor that some 4,500 companies relied on to transfer Europeans' personal information across the Atlantic.