In force as soon as member states realise it's been adopted
This is kinda what you were hoping for, right guys?
The European Commission has this morning adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which will enter into force as soon as all member states are notified of the adequacy decision PDF .
Privacy Shield, which has been adopted after months of negotiations, is an agreement between the EU and the US which ostensibly ensures that the data protection which Europeans benefit from when their personal data is held locally is also effected when that data is transported to the US.
Andrus Ansip, the European Commission's veep for the Digital Single Market, said the agreement "will protect the personal data of our people and provide clarity for businesses.
Data flows between our two continents are essential to our society and economy – we now have a robust framework ensuring these transfers take place in the best and safest conditions."