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January 31 2017

The data export's "white list""

The European Commission unveiled two draft Commission Implementing Decisions that propose amendments to whether a third country provides adequate safeguards to protect personal data.

Countries deemed to be adequate to protect consumer are added to the Commission's "white list," thus data transfers can be made from the EEA to that country without requiring further safeguards. The Commission 's move to amend the decisions follows the ruling of the Schrems case, where activist Max Schrems has argued that the EU 's "Privacy Shield" does not safely protect Europeans from U.S. mass surveillance.