Legal Glossary

Definition of Privacy Shield

The European Union (EU) and the United States have an agreement called the Privacy Shield that governs data protection and cross-border data transfers.

The Privacy Shield gives US businesses a way to independently confirm that they are adhering to EU data protection standards like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Privacy Shield's principal objective is to give EU citizens better privacy safeguards while enabling businesses to keep a productive worldwide data processing network.

It assists in ensuring that personal information is kept private and utilized for legal purposes through a system of checks and balances.

Another component of the Privacy Shield is an impartial body for resolving disputes, which can be used by EU citizens to voice complaints about how their data is treated.

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