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“Citizen's Guide to the EU-US Privacy Shield”

On the 3rd of August 2016 the Citizen's Guide to the EU-US Privacy Shield was published on the web page of the European Commission.

The Citizen’s guide offers general information with regard to the EU-US Privacy Shield and also presents, briefly, the obligations of the companies which are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield, as well as the rights of the data subjects with reference to the processing of personal data: the right to be informed, the right to access and correct your data as well as the right to lodge a complaint.

Thus, the Citizen’s guide offers information concerning the way in which the data subject can lodge a complaint against a US company which process personal data based on the EU-US Privacy Shield to the following entities: the US company, the alternative dispute resolution body, the national data protection authority, US Department of Commerce, US Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Shield Panel.

In the same time, information about the Ombudsman mechanism and the way to lodge a complaint against an US public authority are provided.

The text of the Guide can be consulted here.