BSA takes note of the opinion on the US-EU Privacy Shield as presented today by the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party. BSA does not, however, fully share the views expressed by the Article 29 Working Party. In particular, we believe the new privacy safeguards that were recently introduced into US law as well as in the Privacy Shield itself allow for a finding of essential equivalence between the EU and US regimes. BSA calls upon the EU member state governments, meeting as the Article 31 Committee, to make their own independent determination in this matter and to approve the Privacy Shield. We stand ready to work alongside all interested parties to rebuild trust and confidence in EU-US data flows for the benefit of millions of people and the many companies which rely on transatlantic data services every day.