EU and US adopt Privacy Shield as US spies promise snooping safeguards

"Omer Tene, Vice President of Research and Education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, said that Privacy Shield had concluded the process set off by the revelations of Edward Snowden.

He said that “the Shield, which includes commitments by both self certifying companies and the U.S. Government, will mitigate uncertainty and risk and increase trust in the global digital economy. To implement it, companies will need to train and educate a workforce on basic principles of privacy and data protection.”"