The new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, announced over the weekend by the EU and the US, signals incoming clarification as to what data flows are allowed.
The announcement comes after a European court struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield one and a half years ago.
The Privacy Shield agreement, which set the terms for transatlantic transfers of personal data, was shut down by the European Court of Justice as US laws were found to not offer enough data protection safeguards to meet European standards. This led to legal uncertainty regarding what data flows are allowed.
This uncertainty has recently let to European regulators issuing orders against flows of personal data that passed through products such as Google Analytics.