EU-US Privacy Shield: Progress for privacy rights

Jul 11, 2016   |   Microsoft Corporate Blogs

Today in a post on the Microsoft EU Policy Blog, Microsoft Vice President for EU Government Affairs John Frank welcomed the new E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield decision, which the European Commission is expected to announce on July 12. Microsoft regards privacy as a fundamental right, and the new Privacy Shield advances this right by setting a new high standard for the protection of Europeans’ personal data.

“This is an important achievement for the privacy rights of citizens across Europe, and for companies across all industries that rely on international data flows to run their businesses and serve their customers. The successful and rigorous negotiations also demonstrate progress between Europe and the United States on a vital issue for transatlantic coordination. While we rely on different legal frameworks, we share the same privacy values on both sides of the Atlantic,” Frank writes.

Microsoft will now start the process of implementing the Privacy Shield requirements, which it previously announced that it would sign up for in April 2016.

To learn more, read Frank’s post on the Microsoft EU Policy Blog.

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