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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.

Learn more at PrivacyShield.gov.

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Joint Press Statement from Commissioner Věra Jourová and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Second Annual EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Review

Press releases
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Commissioner Věra Jourová made the following statement regarding the second annual U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield review: "Senior officials from the United States Government, the European Commission, and European Data Protection Authorities are meeting in Brussels this week to conduct the second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. The...

Op-Ed: Transatlantic Privacy Deal is Vital to Trade

Op-eds
As dozens of officials from the US and the EU convene in Brussels this week for the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework, they can take pride in one overriding fact: Privacy Shield works. The Privacy Shield framework, which governs transatlantic exchanges of personal data, works for European individuals by creating enforceable privacy protections and multiple layers of...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Second Annual Review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in Brussels, Belgium

Speeches
I am pleased to be back in Brussels for this Second Annual Review of the Privacy Shield Framework. Thank you to the European Commission for planning and hosting this year’s event. And a special thank you to Commissioner Jourová for inviting me to join you in this review. I have been looking forward to traveling here for many months, given the growing importance of digital commerce, the news...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Welcomes Release of the European Commission’s Report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Press releases
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today welcomed the release of the European Commission’s report on the first annual review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Framework) . The report concludes that the Framework continues to provide an adequate level of privacy protection under EU law and that the necessary structures have been implemented to ensure the functioning of...

Joint Press Statement from Secretary Ross and Commissioner Jourova on the Privacy Shield Review

Press releases
This week, officials from across the United States Government, the European Commission and EU data protection authorities gathered in Washington, DC to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework established in 2016. This first annual review marks an important milestone for the Framework and for U.S.-EU cooperation on data protection issues. The Privacy Shield raised...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Addresses Department of Commerce Employees

Speeches
Thank you, Ellen, for that kind introduction. And thank all of you for joining me today for the beginning of what will be a period of revival across our country and a special renaissance for the Department of Commerce. Let me first introduce my lovely wife Hilary. She has been incredibly supportive during the whole confirmation process that took some several months – seemed like a couple hundred...

How to Join Privacy Shield: Guide to Self-Certification

The Department of Commerce began accepting self-certifications to the Privacy Shield on August 1, 2016. The following guide to self-certification is provided to assist companies as they review the Framework and prepare to self-certify. As explained in greater detail in section three below, as part of this process, companies will need to identify an independent dispute resolution provider prior to...

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

‎The Privacy Shield Framework provides a set of robust and enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals. This page includes related statements and fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.