Compliance Management, Government Regulations, Network Security, Privacy

French digital advocacy groups challenge Privacy Shield

Two French internet rights associations have filed legal challenges against the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, arguing  the joint agreement doesn't go far enough in protecting citizens from digital spying, Reuters reported Wednesday.

According to the report, French advocacy group La Quadrature du Net and the ISP and industry association French Data Network submitted challenges to the EU's Luxembourg-based General Court. The organizations specifically contend that the Privacy Shield provision calling for an ombudsman within the U.S. State Department to review privacy and surveillance complaints does not do enough to protect European citizens.

The Irish advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland previously filed a similar complaint against the Privacy Shield in October.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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