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Patrick Van Eecke, co-head of global data protection policy DLA Piper, said: «The advantage of Safe Harbor was that it acted as a kind of `one-stop shop`, which allowed the export of personal data to the United States, regardless of its origin in Europe, without having to ask for the agreement or enter into bilateral agreements. again and again. Now that the 2000 agreement has been called invalid, US companies – including Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft – can no longer rely on self-certification and must try to remove standard contractual clauses. These agreements allow the transfer of data outside Europe. The Court of Justice of the European Communities has ruled that the Safe Harbor Agreement, which allowed the transfer of EU citizens` data to the United States, is no longer valid. But what does this mean for the Facebook, Google and Microsoft of the world? The short-term impact on users should hardly be obvious. The termination of the agreement will theoretically guarantee better protection of users` personal data. It could also help prevent the US government from accessing EU user data. On 8 September 2015, the European Commission published a factsheet with frequently asked questions on the Umbrella Agreement, which aims to establish a comprehensive high-level data protection framework for EU-US law enforcement cooperation. The agreement covers all personal data exchanged between the EU and the US and requires security measures to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute criminal offences, including terrorism.
January 19, 2016: The United States The Chamber of Commerce has published, together with BUSINESSEUROPE, DIGITALEUROPE and the Information Technology Industry Council, a letter to President Obama, the Presidents of the European Commission and the Council, as well as the Heads of State and Government of the 28 Member States of the European Union, in which they stress the urgent need to reach agreement on a new safe harbor and long-term security for businesses of all sizes dependent on the fluidity of data and information flows across the Atlantic. Van Eecke: «By optimizing and refining the existing Safe Harbor system and adding a strong enforcement layer, we could come up with a viable solution. This is what government officials are working on, which may now be hampered by the Court`s decision. The Safe Harbor Privacy Principles were developed between 1998 and 2000. They have been designed to prevent private organisations in the European Union or the United States that store customer data from accidentally disclosing or losing personal data. U.S. companies could opt for a program and be certified if they adhere to seven principles and 15 frequently asked questions and answers in accordance with the directive.  In July 2000, the European Commission decided that US companies that comply with the principles and register their certification, comply with EU requirements, the so-called safe harbor system, could transmit data from the EU to the United States. . . .