Federal Trade Commission Reaffirms Commitment to Enforce EU-US Privacy Shield

September 12, 2017

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled enforcement actions against three companies accused of misleading consumers about their participation in the European Union-United States Privacy Shield framework, which allows companies to transfer consumer data from EU member states to the United States in compliance with EU law. These actions – the first ones taken by the FTC since the Privacy Shield framework went into effect in July 2016 – reaffirm the FTC’s commitment to enforcing U.S. companies’ stated policies concerning Privacy Shield.

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