Bloomberg Law
April 3, 2018, 12:46 PM

Arbitrators Wanted: U.S, Swiss Seeking Data Pact Referees

Daniel R. Stoller

• Arbitrators would hear Swiss consumer complaints that companies ran afoul of U.S.-Swiss data transfer obligations • Candidates must demonstrate independence, integrity, expertise

The U.S. and Switzerland are seeking up to five privacy practitioners with European or Swiss data protection expertise to arbitrate Swiss consumer complaints under a U.S.-Swiss data transfer pact.

The pact—U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield—allows companies and organizations, including Adobe Systems Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., and Reddit Inc., to transfer personal data out of Switzerland to the U.S. without running afoul of Swiss privacy law. It was designed so that U.S. and Swiss companies could follow data protection requirements ...

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