Statement of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Following the European Commission’s Approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the enclosed statement following the European Commission’s approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework in Brussels, Belgium today.

“I welcome the European Commission’s approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The FTC has a strong track record of protecting consumer privacy, and we will remain vigilant as we enforce the new framework. We will also continue to work closely with our European counterparts to provide robust privacy and data security protections for consumers in the United States and Europe.”

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