The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield—successor to Safe Harbor—went live in August 2016. The program gives European companies wishing to export data to companies in the U.S. an avenue to do so without violating EU privacy laws. Doubts around the Privacy Shield are causing several organizations—including those that previously participated in Safe Harbor—to consider giving Privacy Shield a miss.

TIP: While the Shield may not be for you, going through an assessment may help your company with other privacy compliance efforts. Read more in our Privacy Year in Review.