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Data Protection: European Commission adopts new adequacy decision for safe and trusted EU-US data flows

Brussels – WEBWIRE

An adequate protection of our personal data is a fundamental right, and one whose importance only continues to grow in our day-to-day lives.

The European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. The decision concludes that the United States ensures an adequate level of protection comparable to that of the European Union for personal data transferred from the EU to US companies under the new framework. On the basis of the new adequacy decision, personal data can flow safely from the EU to US companies participating in the Framework, without having to put in place additional data protection safeguards.

The EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework introduces new binding safeguards to address all the concerns raised by the European Court of Justice, including limiting access to EU data by US intelligence services to what is necessary and proportionate, and establishing a Data Protection Review Court (DPRC), to which EU individuals will have access. The new framework introduces significant improvements compared to the mechanism that existed under the Privacy Shield. For example, if the DPRC finds that data was collected in violation of the new safeguards, it will be able to order the deletion of the data. The new safeguards in the area of government access to data will complement the obligations that US companies importing data from EU will have to subscribe to.

President Ursula von der Leyen said: The new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework will ensure safe data flows for Europeans and bring legal certainty to companies on both sides of the Atlantic.Following the agreement in principle I reached with President Biden last year, the US has implemented unprecedented commitments to establish the new framework.Today we take an important step to provide trust to citizens that their data is safe, to deepen our economic ties between the EU and the US, and at the same time to reaffirm our shared values. It shows that by working together, we can address the most complex issues.

US companies will be able to join the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework by committing to comply with a detailed set of privacy obligations, for instance the requirement to delete personal data when it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, and to ensure continuity of protection when personal data is shared with third parties.

EU individuals will benefit from several redress avenues in case their data is wrongly handled by US companies. This includes free of charge independent dispute resolution mechanisms and an arbitration panel.

In addition, the US legal framework provides for a number of safeguards regarding the access to data transferred under the framework by US public authorities, in particular for criminal law enforcement and national security purposes. Access to data is limited to what is necessary and proportionate to protect national security.

EU individuals will have access to an independent and impartial redress mechanism regarding the collection and use of their data by US intelligence agencies, which includes a newly created Data Protection Review Court (DPRC). The Court will independently investigate and resolve complaints, including by adopting binding remedial measures.

The safeguards put in place by the US will also facilitate transatlantic data flows more generally, since they also apply when data is transferred by using other tools, such as standard contractual clauses and binding corporate rules.

Next steps

The functioning of the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework will be subject to periodic reviews, to be carried out by the European Commission, together with representatives of European data protection authorities and competent US authorities.

The first review will take place within a year of the entry into force of the adequacy decision, in order to verify that all relevant elements have been fully implemented in the US legal framework and are functioning effectively in practice.


Article 45(3) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants the Commission the power to decide, by means of an implementing act, that a non-EU country ensures an adequate level of protection – a level of protection for personal data that is essentially equivalent to the level of protection within the EU. The effect of adequacy decisions is that personal data can flow freely from the EU (and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) to a third country without further obstacles.

After the invalidation of the previous adequacy decision on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield by the Court of Justice of the EU, the European Commission and the US governmententered into discussionson a new framework that addressed the issues raised by the Court.

In March 2022, President von der Leyen and President Biden announced that they had reached an agreement in principle on a new transatlantic data flows framework, following negotiations between CommissionerReyndersand US Secretary Raimondo. In October 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities, which was complemented by regulations issued by US Attorney General Garland. Together, these two instruments implemented the US commitments reached under the agreement in principle into US law, and complemented the obligations for US companies under the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

An essential element of the US legal framework enshrining these safeguards is the US Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities, which addresses the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union in itsSchrems IIdecision of July 2020.

The Framework is administered and monitored by the US Department of Commerce. The US Federal Trade Commission will enforce US companies compliance.

For More Information

Adequacy decision on the EU-US Data Privacy Framework

Questions and Answers : EU US Data Privacy Framework

Factsheet Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework

EU-US data transfers (

International dimension of data protection (

Adequacy decisions (

Joint Statement on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (


An adequate protection of our personal data is a fundamental right, and one whose importance only continues to grow in our day-to-day lives. Todays decision is the result of intense cooperation with our partners in the US, working together to ensure that Europeans data travels safely, wherever it goes. The new adequacy decision will provide legal certainty for businesses and will help further consolidate the EU as a powerful player in transatlantic markets, while remaining uncompromising on respecting fundamental right of Europeans for their data to be always protected.

Věra Jourov, Vice-President for Values and Transparency – 10/07/2023

The adoption of this adequacy decision is the final step to ensure safe and free transfers of data across the Atlantic. It ensures the protection of individual rights in our intangible and interconnected digital world, where physical borders do not matter much anymore. Since the Schrems II decision came out years ago, I have worked tirelessly with my US counterparts to address the concerns identified by the Court of Justice, and ensure that technological advances do not come at the cost of Europeans trust. But as close like-minded-partners, the EU and the US could find solutions, based on their shared values, that are both lawful and workable in their respective systems.

Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice – 10/07/2023

New container protection for all ocean imports into Poland, Netherlands, Austria & Switzerland


At Sealand – A Maersk Company we always look into serving your needs best. That is why we are focusing on simplifying the way you do business with us. Container damages can happen at any stage of your supply chain, and with that in mind we are launching a new product to ensure you will not be liable for any damaged equipment (within the coverage limit) and will be protected against financial losses.

As of January 01st, 2023 our new product, called Container Protect Essential, will come into effect and is offered to all shipments imported into Poland, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland as part of the import standard offering for all commodities.

Container Protect Essential

– Poland import: USD 20 / container*

New product covers container repair and cleaning cover up to USD 200.

– Netherlands import: USD 25 / container

New product covers container repair and cleaning cover up to USD 250.

– Austria & Switzerland import: USD 10 / container*

New product covers container repair and cleaning cover up to USD 100.

– It is applicable to all import shipments to Poland, Netherlands, Austria & Switzerland. It is a new product standard to be included in quotations but is not mandatory.

Applicable from*

  • For non-Spot bookings the effective date is from April 01st 2023 or Price Calculation Date (PCD).
  • For Spot bookings the effective date is April 01st 2023 for Booking Creation Date (BCD).

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Web3 Scam Protection Startup, Delenium, Finds 400% More Phishing Websites than Industry Leaders

Web3 isn’t safe. In 2021, crypto scammers stole $14 billion dollars ( from unsuspecting users. A solution must be found. To create a democratic financial future of the internet, newcomers and advanced users alike need to feel comfortable with their funds. Delenium (, a Web3 scam protection solution, is at the forefront of this effort. By protecting the way Web3 users interact with decentralized applications, Delenium is revolutionizing the security infrastructure of Web3.
Like any new and unregulated technology, scammers deploy tactics to unlawfully extract value from users. In blockchain, that value is often tokens from a hot wallet. Hot wallets are cryptocurrency wallets connected to the internet which makes them convenient but high-level targets for scammers. Given their inherent security risks, blockchain-related scams from digital wallets are more common as Web3 applications gain traction. With large amounts of money being stored and flowing into cryptocurrency wallets, scammers issue false transactions and phishing websites that can set users back anywhere from hundreds, thousands, and even millions of dollars.

Delenium is solving this rampant problem in an approach never before utilized in the crypto space. The Delenium team brings more than a decade of experience in building robust intelligence infrastructures across several industries. The team is reinventing their experience in technologies utilized by elite cybersecurity militaries, startups, and corporations to further secure this new age of the internet.

Nadav Meiroviz, the co-founder and CEO of Delenium, commented on the rise of scams and how Delenium is preventing this.

“We’ve seen in the last few years that Web3 has become a wild west of scams. It’s literally not safe to use your wallet anymore. Delenium’s mission is to stop this. We’re extremely proud to be creating a safer Web3 through our intricate scam detection techniques, and our network of data sensors around the internet and its underlying blockchain layers. Our recent beta launch of our chrome extension has been quite effective so far in showing our scam protection powers. We have several major announcements in the pipeline, and we are quite excited to change the security paradigm of Web3.”

Delenium sensors have flagged tens of thousands of websites using a range of data so far. By deploying automatic sensors onto several distinct corners of the internet, the network of sensors is the first-line of defense in defending users of decentralized applications. When users accidently go onto scam websites, Delenium’s chrome extension immediately blocks them and prevents them from connecting their wallets. Their flagging mechanism is unparalleled in its accuracy when compared to current industry-leaders.

To protect yourself and your funds, download the Delenium Web3 scam protection Chrome extension here ( Delenium is honored to be creating a safer Web3.