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Official: EU Can Suspend US Data Transfer Pact Over Privacy Concerns

A new data transfer pact between the European Union and Washington will give the EU the right to pull the plug on the deal if it fears the United States is not safeguarding privacy enough, the EU Justice Commissioner said on Thursday. A previous transatlantic data transfer framework, Safe Harbor, was struck down on October 6 by the European Union's top court because of worries about mass U.S. surveillance practices. Details of these were revealed in 2013 when former U.S....

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