On April 20, the Conference of the Independent German Federal and State Data Protection Authorities (Konferenz der unabhängigen Datenschutzbehörden des Bundes und der Länder) ("Conference") issued a resolution (source document in German) holding the current version of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield as insufficient to ensure adequate protection for data transfers to the United States. In the resolution, the Conference also requested the legislature provide for an independent right of action enabling data protection authorities to challenge adequacy decisions of the EU Commission before national courts.

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