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While the U.S. was busy celebrating Independence Day July 4 with barbecues and fireworks, the European Parliament was debating the future of the Privacy Shield deal. The conclusion? Today, Parliament voted for its suspension.

The non-binding resolution was passed 303 to 223 votes, with 29 abstentions, and calls on the executive arm of the EU, the European Commission, to suspend the data-sharing deal “unless the U.S. is fully compliant” by Sept. 1.

Privacy Shield is the “gentlemen’s agreement” that came into force in 2016 after Safe Harbor was struck down. Like its predecessor, the arrangement allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to U.S. companies that have promised to adhere to European data protection standards.

However, Privacy Shield has been dogged by controversy since its inception, and Parliament’s own civil liberties committee found that the current Privacy Shield arrangement “does not provide the adequate level of protection.” This view has likely been reinforced by three recent hearings on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal where MEPs were left vexed by a lack of clear answers.

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