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Updated Data Sharing Legislation Continued between the European Union and the United States

Renewed efforts are underway towards the new data sharing legislation between the European Union and the United States. This was initiated two years ago when the EU’s highest court ruled that the Safe Harbor agreement, which allowed data transfers between the US and EU, was inadequate in its efforts to protect consumer information. Although progress has been made, the EU wants a better guarantee that their citizen’s data would be better protected when accessed by American intelligence agencies. The US challenged this and stated that the EU has failed to acknowledge the increased security that has been implemented over the past two years. Further negotiation will take place between the EU and US with the intention of having an agreement finished by early 2016.
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