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U.S. Expects Commercial Data-Sharing Deal with EU “Very Soon”

The United States expects it will be able to clinch an agreement “very soon” with the European Union on a deal allowing companies to easily transfer data across the two blocs. The European Commission, the EU executive, reopened the Safe Harbour agreement, which makes it easier for companies to transfer EU citizens’ data to the United States, after revelations about U.S. mass surveillance activities involving European citizens sent shockwaves across the continent. As a condition for not scrapping Safe Harbour, Brussels demanded guarantees from the United States that the collection of EU citizens’ data for national security purposes would be limited and proportionate. 

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W. Barry Nixon is the COO, the leading background screening information portal and online worldwide directory of professional background screening firms and Suppliers to the background screening industry. He co-authored the landmark book, Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective. He also is the publisher of award winning newsletters, The Background Buzz and The Global Background Screener, and the author of the Background Checks column in PI Magazine.

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