The Chairman of the “Stiftung Datenschutz”, a foundation for the promotion of transparency and data protection, has criticised the proposed “US-EU Privacy Shield” stating that the new framework for transatlantic data flows should go beyond mere declarations of intent and political obligations. However, he confirmed that if its intents were implemented in practice, the Privacy Shield could be considered a gain for data protection. The Chairman highlighted the need to focus on certification in the ongoing negotiations and the importance of establishing a neutral body which would control corporate compliance.

Stiftung Datenschutz Press Release (in German)