(Bloomberg) -- European Union privacy watchdogs refused to give their full backing to a new trans-Atlantic data transfer pact, asking the bloc’s executive authority to avoid ratifying the deal before solving an array of remaining concerns.

“There is still work to do and we urge the European Commission to solve these concerns” regarding the use of data for commercial and for public security purposes “before the final decision is taken,” Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, head of the group of EU data protection watchdogs, told reporters in Brussels Wednesday.

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