A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a file photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon/Files
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New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday, months after Europe's top court ruled against the previous arrangements amid concerns over the surveillance activities of U.S. intelligence agencies.The European Union and the U.S. say the new Privacy Shield imposes stricter obligations on American companies, including the likes of Facebook and Apple, to safeguard the personal data of individuals, from health matters through to social media activities.Another court challenge to the new arrangements is widely anticipated.The U.S. will appoint a new official – an ombudsman based at the State Department – responsible for following up on European complaints.The pact, which had been used by around 4,500 companies, had allowed the easy transfer of data from the EU by having U.S. companies promise to provide privacy protections equivalent to those in the EU.Schrems said the new arrangements don't go far enough and argued that the requirements on the U.S. authorities are not equivalent to those in the EU.
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