EC position on Safe Harbour

 The European Commission’s Vera Jourová, Commissioner in charge of Safe Harbor negotiations gave some highlights about the EC’s position on Safe Harbour, referring to the US Judicial Redress Act (JRA) and its amendment. Two key aims were mentioned specifically: ‘to ensure that citizens fundamental right to protection of personal data is guaranteed when their data is transferred abroad;’ and ‘to allow transatlantic data flows – which are important to the economy – to continue with the necessary safeguards’. This is important in light of upcoming talks with the USA on this issue.