A Demand for Change
Something Old, Nothing New
There are those who remain sceptical of the efficacy of the Privacy Shield, however. Antagonists argue that there is little difference between this agreement and the ineffectual previous version. While the new policy does include additional restrictions to the transference of information, most of these regulations are benign.
The added annual reviews promises a whisper of protection, but this won’t protect European citizens against privacy attacks. What’s more, the biggest issue most whistle-blowers have with the Privacy Shield is that it makes no mention of any alterations to US government practices. Considering the fact that these bodies are the ones who are being held at fault for the breach in security during the Snowden debacle, it stands to reason that some new measures of protection and security should arise. Thus far, none have been forthcoming, leaving many individuals uneasy and unhopeful that the new policy will pass legislations.