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Businesses eye lawsuits as Privacy Shield's key threat, not EU pressure

The EU-US Privacy Shield is under mounting pressure from European politicians and privacy regulators. But for companies that use it, the real worry is legal turmoil that could yet scupper the data-transfer deal.

Businesses that shift data across the Atlantic are in nail-biting suspense because of two legal challenges to Privacy Shield — one of which could be heard by EU judges as early as September.

The outcome of the lawsuits — which could see judges rule the framework legal or strike it down — is...

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