onward transfer of personal data

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli issued his formal opinion on the EU- US Privacy Shield, arguing that while it’s a step in the right direction, “robust improvements” are needed.  The EDPS is an independent advisor/institution and this opinion, along with its recommendations, is geared primarily to the European Commission.

A notable criticism is

The full text of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) framework is now available.   Privacy Shield was “designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union