The data protection office of Rheinland-Pfalz has published a report on data transfers to the United States in the aftermath of the Safe Harbor ruling by the European Court of Justice. The report emphasised that companies must be able to respond comprehensively on their privacy conduct at any time – the office found that although it received a 95% response rate, 47% of responses were insufficient or delayed. It also criticised the fact that many companies were unaware of the fact that the use of cloud services and other online resources involves data transfers to the US.

Press release (in German)