By Florence D’Ath, Veronique Hoffeld

On 5 July 2018, the European Parliament issued a resolution stating that the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) request the European Commission to suspend the EU – US Privacy Shield, as it does not effectively procure adequate personal data protection for EU citizens.

According to the MEPs, this suspension should be ordered by the European Commission unless the US abides by the EU standards for personal data protection by 1 September 2018, and until the US complies entirely with such standards.