The EU Commission and the US have agreed on a new framework to facilitate the transfer of EU personal data to the US, the EU-US Privacy Shield, following the ECJ ruling that the old Safe Harbour framework was invalid (see here). The Article 29 Working Party (ie, the EU data protection regulators) have called on the Commission to send it full details of the agreement by the end of February so it can review whether it provides an adequate level of protection. The hope is for the arrangement to be adopted and in effect within three months. The Article 29 Working Party press release does not comment as to whether the regulators' amnesty over enforcement, which has now expired, will be renewed pending adoption of the Privacy Shield; UK employers should watch out for a press release from the ICO.