On October 18, 2017, the EU Commission published a report (“Report”) on the first annual joint review of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework (“Privacy Shield”), which took place on September 18-19, 2017, in Washington DC. The Report, which reflects input from the US federal government and feedback gathered from relevant stakeholders, found the Privacy Shield to provide an adequate level of protection for the transatlantic transfer of personal data, but it also makes a number of recommendations for improvements.

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