Following a positive vote from the Article 31 Committee on 8 July, the EU-US Privacy Shield was formally adopted on 12 July and will enter immediately into force in the EU. In the U.S. the Privacy Shield will be published in the Federal Register, becoming effective on 1 August and will be operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as was the now invalidated Safe Harbor Framework. The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), consisting of representatives from each of the member states data protection authorities, is expected to meet on 25 July 2016 to give its view on the Privacy Shield framework.

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