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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the EU-US Privacy Shield

Aldo Patriciello

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the EU-US Privacy Shield  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Directive 95/46/EC,

–  having regard to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the Commission and the United States recently signed the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which will take the place of the Safe Harbour agreement in regulating data flow between EU and US companies;

B.  whereas personal data processing must not infringe fundamental rights and freedoms if it is to contribute to economic and social progress and personal well-being;

C.  whereas EU citizens will be able to appeal to national data protection authorities if their rights have been infringed and, as a last resort, to make use of a binding dispute resolution mechanism;

1.  Calls on the Commission to simplify the protection mechanism set out in the agreement, since, as it stands, the transatlantic dispute resolution system will be extremely complex and time-consuming for EU citizens.

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