Citing three people familiar with the matter, Reuters reported that the European Commission is looking for ways to give national privacy watchdogs more authority to address the court’s concerns.
The new framework must meet the requirements identified in the court ruling, with respect to limitations and safeguards on access to personal data by the US public authorities.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was given responsibility to monitor whether the companies are following the Safe Harbour privacy principles or not. The authority however does not address individual complaints.
The sources said a larger role for European watchdogs would enable citizens to complain directly to their national authorities.