Umbrella Agreement Dppa

The full text of the US-EU Agreement on the Protection of Personal Data in the Prevention, Investigation, Detection and Prosecution of Criminal Offences (Umbrella Agreement) was first published by Statewatch. On 14 September 2015, the European Parliament published the unofficial version of the agreement. EPIC wants the document to be published by US and European agencies. The EU-US umbrella agreement provides a framework for the transatlantic transfer of data between the US and the EU. The aim of the proposed agreement is to ensure the protection of personal data transmitted between the EU and the US. On 8 September 2015, European and US officials announced that they had reached a data protection agreement for transatlantic criminal investigations. The European Commissioner for Justice said: “Once in force, this agreement will ensure a high level of protection of all personal data if it is transferred between law enforcement authorities on the other side of the Atlantic.” Despite the announcements, neither U.S. officials nor their European counterparts have made the text of the agreement public. Following the ongoing negotiations in recent months on the agreement on a new framework for international data transfers, under which the ECJ annulled the Safe Harbour Regulation, Andrus Ansip (Vice-President of the European Commission) and Veraova Jour (Commissioner) announced yesterday, at a press conference, that a new agreement (EU-US Privacy Shield) for the implementation of international data transfers had been concluded. The full text of the US-EU Agreement on the Protection of Personal Data in the Prevention, Identification, Detection and Prosecution of Criminal Offences (Umbrella Agreement) was first published by Statewatch. On 14 September 2015, the European Parliament published the unofficial version of the agreement.

EPIC follows the publication of the document by the US and European agencies. On 8 September 2015, European and US officials announced that they had reached a data protection agreement for transatlantic criminal investigations. The European Commissioner for Justice said: “Once this agreement is in force, it will ensure a high level of protection of all personal data when transferred between law enforcement authorities on the other side of the Atlantic.” Despite the announcements, neither US officials nor their European colleagues have published the text of the agreement. . . .

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