washingtonDecember 14 – The United States welcomes the European Union’s draft decision on data privacy as an important next step, US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Wednesday, as the two sides seek to seal a deal on data transfers .
The draft decision, Raimondo said, represents an important next step to “fully address” the concerns of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which in 2020 rejected the previous EU-Privacy Shield framework.America As a valid data transfer mechanism under EU law.
“We are closely reviewing the draft decision,” Raimondo said in a statement. “We are committed to working with the European Commission to implement the Data Protection Board and to facilitate transfers of personal data that benefit individuals and companies in the EU and America,
The European Union took a step closer to closing a data transfer agreement with the United States on Tuesday, when it published a draft decision saying that US safeguards against the activities of American intelligence services were strong enough to protect European countries. were sufficient to respond to the union’s concerns. ,
The two sides reached a preliminary agreement in March that encouraged thousands of companies that were involved in legal wrangling after Europe’s top court struck down a previous data transfer deal in 2020 amid concerns about access by intelligence agencies. I was stuck. European. This was the second judicial veto of its kind.
In October, President Joe Biden issued an executive order establishing new safeguards for US intelligence activities and creating a two-tier appeals system: first, to an intelligence watchdog and, later, to a court of independent judges.
The European Commission’s justice officer, Didier Randers, said the draft adequacy decision shows that US safeguards provide EU citizens with the same level of data protection as European law.