Last July the Privacy Shield agreement between the United States, Switzerland and the European Union has been rejected by the European Court of Justice. The highest court of the European Union in matters of Union law rejected it because of concerns about U.S. surveillance.
The Privacy Shield agreement was challenged by the Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems in a long-running dispute with Facebook. Mr Schrems complained about the risk of US intelligence agencies accessing Europeans' data.
Now 5 months later, the European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiorowski, told that there is still no new agreement in sight. He did not expect a new solution to replace the Privacy Shield agreement in the next few weeks, and probably not even the next months.