BRUSSELS: The United States has not satisfied the European Union's concerns about Yahoo's scanning of all customers' incoming e-mails for US intelligence purposes, the bloc's justice chief told Reuters in an interview. To clinch an agreement on the EU-US Privacy Shield, as the data transfer framework is known, Washington pledged not to engage in mass, indiscriminate surveillance. The Privacy Shield allows businesses to seamlessly move Europeans' personal data across the Atlantic, whether for completing credit card transactions, hotel bookings or analysing browsing habits to serve targeted ads, while complying with strict EU data protection rules. The Privacy Shield foresees an annual review to ensure the United States is abiding by its commitments and that the framework is effective. This is good for business," she said, referring to the Privacy Shield.
Source: The Star January 12, 2017 03:39 UTC