The ICO has published a blog providing an update on the new Safe Harbor 2.0 – the EU-US Privacy Shield. They report that it is too early to say whether the new Shield provides effective protection for personal data when it is transferred from the EU to the US, pending the opinion of the Article 29 Working Party. The ICO confirms that organisations can continue to use other transfer tools, such as standard contractual clauses and binding corporate rules for transfers of personal data from the UK to the US, although they are also currently subject to assessment as to their effectiveness by the Article 29 Working Party. The ICO concludes by advising businesses to consider raising awareness of the new Shield with those organisations they are transferring data to in the US.

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