The EU and US and Swiss Privacy Shield frameworks provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU and Switzerland to the US. The EU Privacy Shield program is the successor of the EU US Safe Harbor program. Announced in February 2016, it became operational on the 1st August 2016.
Retrieved and adapted from Privacyshield.gov. US Dept of Commerce and Privacy Trust. (2018). https://www.privacytrust.com/guidance/safe_harbor.html