EU-USA: "UMBRELLA" DATA PROTECTION AGREEMENT: State of play


The Council of the European Union has made public a "Partial Declassified" version: EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement" - Commission Services Non-Paper on state of play of negotiations (dated 30 April 2014, pdf) This contains just over three pages of general background, all the detail is censored. The full version, 16 pages long, is here: EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement" - Commission Services Non-Paper on state of play of negotiations (link to secret RESTRICTED Document): "Delegations will find in Annex Commission Services Non-Paper on state of play of negotiations on EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement""

Includes: The two sides agree that: "the agreement will be without prejudice to transfers or other forms of cooperation between US and Member State's competent authorities responsible for safeguarding national security" and in addition in relation to the whole agreement: "Directive n. 12 specifies that the agreement shall be without prejudice to the activities in the field of national security" - this alone should undermine any acceptable agreement.

 

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