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By Stephen Gardner. EU and US negotiators said they had agreed a deal to replace the US-EU Safe Harbour framework and allow the transfer of personal data out of Europe to the US.

The new EU-US Privacy Shield will take the form of a decision of the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, that finds new promised protections to be put in place by the US government to be adequate for preserving the privacy of data subjects who provide their data to US companies.

Andrus Ansip, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, said at a briefing in Strasbourg, France, that “we want to be sure that when Europeans' data is sent to the US, the data continues to be protected.” The Privacy Shield would offer “significant improvements compared to the previous scheme,” he said.

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