EU-US Data Privacy Framework: How did we get here?
On July 10, 2023, the European Commission announced that it had adopted an adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, restoring an important data transfer mechanism for organizations moving persona data from the EU to the US.
The decision follows 18 months of negotiations during which time President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on the framework. Earlier in 2022, an agreement in principle on the framework was announced by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and marked the first formal step for a transatlantic agreement on data flows. But this isn't where the story began and the origins of the EU-US DPF story can be traced back to July 2020 and the original Safe Harbour Agreement.
Download the infographic to take a quick look into the key dates that led us to a new framework for transatlantic data transfers from the development of the Safe Harbor agreement to the present day.