The U.S. and Swiss governments have finalized a Privacy Shield agreement to allow the cross-border transfer of personal data from Switzerland to the United States. Under the new Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield framework, companies can begin self-certification under this program on April 12, 2017. It provides U.S. companies with a single mechanism for complying with Swiss data protection and privacy laws when transferring data from Switzerland to the U.S.  The framework also includes assurances from the U.S. government that the U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities will not have unfettered access to EU and Swiss citizen data.

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