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EU-US Privacy Shield

An adequacy agreement created in 2016 to replace the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield lets participating organizations under the jurisdiction of the US Federal Trade Commission transfer personal data from the EU to the United States.

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Opt In

When an individual makes an active indication of choice, such as checking a box indicating willingness to share information with third parties.

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Data Localization

The requirement that data is physically stored in the same country or group of countries that it originated from. This is a common requirement in modern privacy and data protection bills, such as the GDPR, China’s CSL, and Brazil’s Security Law. For example, under the GDPR, a company collecting the data of an EU citizen would have to store that data on a server in the EU.

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