Tuesday, January 31, 2012
[IWS] : TRANSFERRING PERSONAL DATA FROM THE EU TO THE U.S. [January 2012]
IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
U.S. Commercial Service
EUROPEAN UNION: TRANSFERRING PERSONAL DATA FROM THE EU TO THE U.S. [January 2012]
[full-text, 3 pages]
Data management is crucial to most companies’ operations. The data often includes names, addresses and other
information on suppliers, customers or employees. U.S. companies that receive this type of data from the European
Union (EU) need to be aware of strict EU-wide laws that establish how personally identifiable data can be collected,
stored, processed and transferred.
This report examines EU data protection provisions as they relate to data exports. It sets out the obligations facing
U.S. companies in this area, and outlines the compliance options available to them. It also provides an update on
changes to the cross-border data transfer regime currently under examination by the EU legislators – the European
Parliament and the Council of Member States.
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