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    a provision in a legal document designed to protect a party who breaks its terms for good reasons; in particular the agreement between the European Union and the US that gives US firms guidance on how to protect the personal data of EU citizens held by US-based companies

    The European Commission, which is responsible for the safe harbour regime, put a brave face on the damning verdict.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 12/10/2015
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