BRUSSELS – ITI’s Vice President for Europe Guido Lobrano participated in the European Commission’s roundtable on the Privacy Shield, hosted by EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová. ITI joined other industry stakeholders to share feedback on the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield mechanism for the transfer of European citizens’ personal data across the Atlantic. The Privacy Shield will have an annual review by EU and U.S. authorities on 12-13 September in Washington, D.C.
“The Privacy Shield continues to perform well and deliver on its objectives, thanks in part to the European Commission’s ongoing work and the U.S. government’s increased commitment to the effort,” Lobrano said during the meeting. “Together with our members, ITI is actively engaged in the Privacy Shield’s annual reviews and encourages stronger oversight mechanisms to address one of the key remaining European concerns. The Privacy Shield’s certification and recertification processes help improve our members’ existing internal practices and are an important steppingstone as members prepare for future U.S. privacy regimes at the state and potentially federal levels. ITI and our member companies remain committed to the successful implementation and operation of the Privacy Shield, especially at a time where other international transfer mechanisms are being subject to legal challenges.”