How will the EU’s reform adapt data protection rules to new technological developments?

The rapid pace of technological change and globalisation has profoundly transformed the scale and way personal data is collected, accessed, used and transferred. In particular, cloud computing – where individuals access computer resources remotely – poses new challenges for data protection supervisory authorities, as data might move from one jurisdiction to another, even outside the EU, in an instant.
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EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows: EU-US Privacy Shield

The College of Commissioners has approved the political agreement reached and has mandated Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová to prepare the necessary steps to put the new arrangement in place. This new framework will protect the fundamental rights of Europeans where their data is transferred to the United States and ensure legal certainty for businesses.
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